How To Help A Kid Survive Early Puberty

Hitting puberty at age 7 or 8 — a couple years earlier than average — can cause long-lasting anxiety for kids. But the right kind of parental support can help.

Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.

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