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    Early development in 8 yr old girl?
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    Anon_3372 posted:
    My DD just turned 8 and has started growing underarm and pubic hair. The underarm hair is noticeable enough that we use a hair remover before wearing a swim suit or sleeveless top because she is self-concious about it. I am concerned about this early development bc she is very small for her age and honestly, a little immature emmotionally. She was born prematurely and I'm just not sure she ready to process these life changes. I asked her Dr. about it and she wants us to come back in 6 months to chart her growth. I was too scared then to ask many questions and my DD was in the room. So I'm wondering if anyone has a similar experience or insight as to what they may be looking for with her growth. Is it likely that she will start her period soon? I'd appreciate you thoughts...
     
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    tlkittycat1968 responded:
    That's not really early. Most girls start between 9 and 16 so 8 is a bit early but not unusually so. Yes, it's possible she may start her period soon.
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