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The new puberty : how to navigate early development in today's girls / Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD.

By: Greenspan, LouiseContributor(s): Deardorff, JuliannaDescription: xxvii, 244 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781623363420; 162336342X; 9781623365981; 1623365988Subject(s): Puberty | Teenage girls -- Physiology | Teenage girls -- Growth | Teenage girls -- Health and hygiene | Parenting | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Adolescence | Parenting | Puberty | Teenage girls -- Growth | Teenage girls -- Health and hygiene | Teenage girls -- PhysiologyDDC classification: 613/.04243 LOC classification: RJ144 | .G74 2014Other classification: HEA046000 | FAM003000 Online resources: Cover image
Contents:
Introduction: Welcome to the new puberty : is she entering puberty early? -- pt. 1: The causes of early puberty. Move over, Judy Blume : how we define puberty today ; Going on 17 : the potential repercussions of early puberty ; Nature versus nurture : an in-depth look at puberty prompters -- pt. 2: Strategies to help growing girls thrive. Is treatment necessary? : how to know when to medically intervene ; How to manage environmental risks : practicing the precautionary principle ; Lifestyle matters : establishing healthy habits ; "What is she thinking?" : inside the brain of a developing girl ; Don't have "the talk," start the conversation : building emotional closeness.
Summary: "The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. The New Puberty is a reassuring, empowering guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field. Compiling original research and clinical experience, Drs. Greenspan and Deardorff offer practical strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives. Readers will learn why girls are developing faster than they did a generation ago (it's not just environmental toxins); the potential physical and emotional consequences; how to tell if a girl has reached puberty early and what to do; and how to initiate and continue difficult conversations. Impeccably researched, comfortingly prescriptive, and a timely antidote to sensationalistic headlines, The New Puberty provides the roadmap to help young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their optimal health and happiness for the future"--
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613/.04243 (Browse shelf) Available "The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. The New Puberty is a reassuring, empowering guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field. Compiling original research and clinical experience, Drs. Greenspan and Deardorff offer practical strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives. Readers will learn why girls are developing faster than they did a generation ago (it's not just environmental toxins); the potential physical and emotional consequences; how to tell if a girl has reached puberty early and what to do; and how to initiate and continue difficult conversations. Impeccably researched, comfortingly prescriptive, and a timely antidote to sensationalistic headlines, The New Puberty provides the roadmap to help young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their optimal health and happiness for the future. A41300848
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index.

Introduction: Welcome to the new puberty : is she entering puberty early? -- pt. 1: The causes of early puberty. Move over, Judy Blume : how we define puberty today ; Going on 17 : the potential repercussions of early puberty ; Nature versus nurture : an in-depth look at puberty prompters -- pt. 2: Strategies to help growing girls thrive. Is treatment necessary? : how to know when to medically intervene ; How to manage environmental risks : practicing the precautionary principle ; Lifestyle matters : establishing healthy habits ; "What is she thinking?" : inside the brain of a developing girl ; Don't have "the talk," start the conversation : building emotional closeness.

"The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. The New Puberty is a reassuring, empowering guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field. Compiling original research and clinical experience, Drs. Greenspan and Deardorff offer practical strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives. Readers will learn why girls are developing faster than they did a generation ago (it's not just environmental toxins); the potential physical and emotional consequences; how to tell if a girl has reached puberty early and what to do; and how to initiate and continue difficult conversations. Impeccably researched, comfortingly prescriptive, and a timely antidote to sensationalistic headlines, The New Puberty provides the roadmap to help young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their optimal health and happiness for the future"--