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8 year old daughter starting to go through puberty?
Gumbalina16 posted:
I have recently noticed that for several months my daughter seems to have PMS when I am on my period. My husband and I sort of joked about it, but I really think she might be dealing with premature puberty. She has had a few pubic hairs since she was 7 and has been getting more of them recently. She also has had body odor for about a year now and the latest is pimples and blackheads. The mood swings around my period are getting worse by the month it seems. I am just not sure how to deal with this. We always end up having a little private discussion about how she's feeling or if anything is bothering her and both of us end up crying together. Any suggestions?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Gumbalina!
Have you made an appointment with her doctor? That would be a good starting place.

There is an old discussion on this board also about an 8 year old experiencing puberty - you might find some good information there! Click on the link below:

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