OUR MOST RECENT PUBERTY ARTICLES
Helping girls of all ages during a transition time in their lives is what we do best here. So when a young girl named Amber* reached out to us with some questions and concerns regarding her first period, we thought this conversation would be a fabulous one to share!
Whispers in the locker room, awkward conversations with family members, and commercials with veiled messages for strange-looking products. We all knew it was coming. Did we feel prepared?
According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average American girl will get her first period before her thirteenth birthday, with ages as young as eight and nine becoming more and more common.
Only two generations ago, our grandmothers could anticipate this life event arriving while they were applying for their driver’s license, or writing final exams.
As the discussion grows over the causes of premature menarche, the question remains: how do we support young girls and women as their periods begin earlier and earlier?Read More… >>
With the age of onset of puberty continuing to decline, many girls are starting this very confusing, hormonally charged phase of life extremely young. According to current research, 30% of girls will start puberty by the age of 8.
It is extremely important for parents to recognize these changes, even if they are subtle – and begin communicating regularly about puberty and menstruation. Even if they are not happening to YOUR daughter, there is a good chance they are happening to some of her elementary school classmates. The sooner you can begin the dialect, the easier the facts of life will be to understand for your daughter.
Puberty is a topic few parents feel ready to explore. Regardless of your comfort level, it is important that you learn and pass along the basics to your son or daughter before puberty begins. If your child has started school, then the information that follows is relevant now.
Ready . . . Set . . . Grow!
Puberty is the phase of development when a child’s body transitions into an adult body, including the attainment of reproductive capabilities. During puberty, children experience considerable change: physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. This article focuses on the physical changes.
Read the rest of our guest post over at CrunchyCarpets.com.
Are you looking for resources to help you (your daughter) navigate puberty and menstruation? Be Prepared Period’s weekly email series will provide you with the tools you need to confidently prepare for the time ahead.
Kits designed to help parents and girls prepare for the changes ahead. No need to worry about fumbling your way through the sometimes awkward conversation of what to expect with your first period. With these kits, you will Be Prepared!