In this reassuring and empowering guide, Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—deliver vital advice on how to prevent and manage early puberty. They explain surprising triggers—from excess body fat to hormone-mimicking chemicals to emotional stressors in a girl’s home and family life—and offer highly practical strategies, including how to limit exposure to certain ingredients in personal care and household products, which foods to eat and which to avoid, ways to improve a child’s sleep routine to promote healthy biology, and more.
The New Puberty is an engaging, urgently needed road map to helping young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their future well-being.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to the New Puberty: Is She Entering Puberty Early? xi
Part I The Causes of Early Puberty
Chapter 1 Move Over, Judy Blume: How We Define Puberty Today 3
Chapter 2 7 Going on 17: The Potential Repercussions of Early Puberty 25
Chapter 3 Nature versus Nurture: An In-Depth Look at Puberty Prompters 47
Part II Strategies to Help Growing Girls Thrive
Chapter 4 Is Treatment Necessary?: How to Know When to Medically Intervene 75
Chapter 5 How to Manage Environmental Risks: Practicing the Precautionary Principle 93
Chapter 6 Lifestyle Matters: Establishing Healthy Habits 117
Chapter 7 "What Is She Thinking?": Inside the Brain of a Developing 155
Chapter 8 Don't Have "the Talk," Start the Conversation: Building Emotional Closeness 183
Selected References 221
Recommended Reading and Additional Resources 231
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