It Must Be in the Water, Puberty Coming Earlier
Several weeks ago we Muse’d about how old we were when we first started using makeup.
I’m NOT that old but I have to say I feel positively ancient when I see girl’s that are around 10 years old at Sephora purchasing makeup or at the movie theater by themselves squealing when Taylor pops up on screen without a shirt (mind you I’m squealing with them but I’m of an age to appreciate that kinda body, are they?) or even with their own iPhones, seriously? Who pays that bloody bill?
No shame in my game, when I was 10 I was still playing with Barbie’s and crying for my mommy.
A recent study shows that girls within the US are hitting puberty at early ages. So all that technology, makeup, and hot celebs aren’t the only thing that make little girl’s older, it’s also their bodies that are displaying the signs of aging as well!
Doctors are unsure of what could be causing girls to develop at a younger age, I say it’s probably in the water…kiddin’, kiddin’! Rising obesity rates could be one thing that factors into girl’s hitting puberty at an early age.
At age 7, approximately 10 percent of white girls and 23 percent of black girls had started developing breasts according to studies. That’s pretty damn crazy isn’t it?
I got my period for the first time at the age of 12. At 12 I think we can somehow come to terms and understand the changes our bodies are going through without being to traumatized but can you imagine having breasts at seven and possibly menstruating as well? That’s really a delicate time when you should enjoy being a kid.
So I guess it’s not only society, technology, and marking contributing to the quick transition into adulthood nowadays but also the factor of puberty coming really early!
Do you have kids?
Are they growing up a little too fast?
If and when you do have children, ideally how young is too young for hanging out, wearing makeup, and acting all teen-ish?