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Is early puberty inherited?

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I hit puberty at an extremely early age!! I was only 8 yrs old when i first started getting pubic hair, and i was only 9 when i started my periods and grew C cup breasts!

My daughter is 5 yrs old now and i'm worried she'll hit puberty as early as i did. I hated it, i was a child within a woman's body! Luckily i'm going to be more open about stuff than my own waste of space mother was with me. But just wondering if i should start to prepare Megs just in case...

She's seen my 'fluffy tuppence' as she calls it and obviously knows that mummy has boobs. What about the periods, should i start thinking about explaining them to her now or wait a bit longer?

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
hi if it was me in your situation then i would explain to her...she knows you have boobs and a fluffy tuppence lol which she will get one day but if she starts her periods early she might get freaked out by the all bloddy thing..but if you explain to her what happens during a period she might be ok with it all..

hope i helped


posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Hi, I was a late starter - near 16, and I have cousins who were later than me and we was told it runs in families. I would start explaining things to her so she wont be frightened if it does happen. My little sister is 4 years younger than me and started her periods before me, so maybe your LO wont start hers early. HTH xx

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I personally think 5 is too young to start telling her about periods. However well you explain it I think it could be scary for her. I think you should watch carefully how she develops and if like you she begins to develop early then explain periods to her.

BTW I think it's fantastic that you are giving this so much thought. Shows that you really are a caring mummy. Smile

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
It can very often run in families so you are right to be thinking about it. But I agree, 5 is too young to discuss periods. You will know when the time is right in a few years.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I agree with Mummy5...

It will all be very difficult to take in. I'd be tempted to leave it like M5 says, til you notice something, or perhaps til she's 8, like you were.


posted 4 months 4 weeks ago
My boys at puberty at 11

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