How did you handle a kid starting puberty early?

how did u handle it and how it affected thier lives ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 AM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • yes my 12 year old dd hit it hard. she has been on her cycle for year now shes devoloped already its really hit her mood swings from out of this world omg let me tell you. all i can do is tell her she getting older and try to sooth all the pain she gets. its rough i didnt go through any of this till i was around 16. good luck!

    shannonmarie759

    Answer by shannonmarie759 at 5:41 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

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  • Are you referring to boy or girl? My son hit puberty early but it was pretty uneventful; girls, on the other hand, can be a totally different story.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

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  • girl but how did u feel when u knew about it i am sure it was hard
    do u have any idea about the tests they do to make sure that they r passing through this phase ?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

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  • I myself hit puberty at seven. I started growing pubic hair and underarm hair and according to my mom, I had a bodily odor. My boobs started growing when I was eight, and I started my period at nine.

    It was difficult for a few years while I got used to it and everything. I guess at that age I didn't realize that I couldn't avoid it, I was going to bleed every month whether I liked it or not. It was difficult being the only "developed" one in my class as well. People made fun of me for a few years because I was different.

    Then it abruptly stopped when other girls got their periods. It was my turn to laugh at their hateful asses =]

    But yeah, I'm now 20 and I'm a perfectly normal, functioning adult. Starting puberty early didn't scar me for life or anything, it was just a little difficult those first few years.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:24 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

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  • (continued) My parents handled it pretty well. My dad found it a little weird that he had to buy his ten year old pads and stuff, but my mom took it in stride. She was very up front and honest about what sex was and why I had my period. I'm sure they had their own private reservations, but they never shared any of it with me.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:26 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

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  • 12 isn't early for a girl...it is quite normal to the first answer.
    I was 9 when I started my period. In a bra in grade 1. It was hard being ahead of all of my classmates.
    Now my son age 11 is hitting. He has pubic hair, and his voice is starting to crack. He loves it!
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 1:48 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

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  • my dd got breast at 7 and period at 10 i think maybe 9
    Sarahnesss

    Answer by Sarahnesss at 1:47 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

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  • My daughter got her period at the age of 8 in the fifth grade. She cried when she found out what was happening with her body. (When her dad found out, he said he should be the one who is crying.) We had talked about it but not a full blown conversation before she got her period. She kinda knew what it was but was shocked that it came so early. I knew it was coming because she was well developed for her age at that time as well as full blown pubic hair. She was very moody and sleepy. She is twelve now and I feel like there are two grown women in the house instead of one. She is in a bra size 34C and does not look like your average 12 year old. I take one day at a time. I hear it gets worse.
    hap2bmom

    Answer by hap2bmom at 7:22 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

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