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Piercing Questions

By the time your daughter reaches the preteen age, parents are used to hearing all about what everyone else gets to do except her. “But mom,” she protests, “Sidney gets more allowance than I do.”  And, “Haley’s parents let her get her ears pierced – twice.” During this stage, parents can count on “doing most …

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The HPV Vaccination

The Case for Vaccination: There’s a new vaccine on the market called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is recommended for girls to combat cervical cancer and genital warts. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. HPV spreads through sexual activity. The vaccine is typically recommended for girls between the ages …

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Early Bloomer

It seems as though girls today are developing earlier than previous generations. On average, it’s not unusual for 8 or 9-year-olds to begin breast development and 11-year-olds to notice pubic hair and the onset menses (period). Understandibly, this transition can be challenging for girls. But girls who develop earlier than their peers often feel isolated, …

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