Some girls as young as six and seven are showing the early signs of puberty.
More and more girls are starting puberty early – but it's a mistake to see this reality as a crisis.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast, we bring you stories on helicopter parenting, early puberty, and what it's like to grow up as a Muslim in Britain.
We’re still not really sure whether puberty is starting earlier.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
It can be a tough time for children going through the physical and emotional changes of puberty. And if they enter puberty early, the health impacts can stay with them for life.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
Where first is not best.
Until now, the processes that lead some girls to start developing before others have been poorly understood.