The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls

The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls


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ISBN-13: 9781623363420
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Louise Greenspan, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist focusing on puberty and an international leader in the field, works at Kaiser Permanente and is on faculty at UCSF.

Julianna Deardorff, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in adolescence, and is on faculty at UC Berkeley. The authors’ pioneering work on a recent early puberty study won them the 2013 Community Breast Cancer Research Award. They have contributed to Time magazine, Science, New York Times Magazine, and NPR. Both have young daughters and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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

Acknowledgments 217

Selected References 221

Recommended Reading and Additional Resources 231

Index 239

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