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bullmercdw

Young girls puberty and moods

I have a daughter that turned 7 last November. She is half white, and half black/latina. I only mention this because I know blacks and latina's start puberty earlier than whites. Her mother isn't around much, so it's up to me to raise her. The problem I am having is her moods. Out of no where she starts sobbing. Not a little bit, but a full blown break down. When I ask her what is wrong, she says she doesn't know. She started developing breast buds about the time she turned 7. She is also growing light pubic hair. Hey, I'm a single Dad, I notice these things. Are the mood swings and crying normal? It is really driving me nuts because no matter what I do she can't stop. The only thing I can equate it to is when her mother was pregnant with her. Once moment she was laughing, the next she was crying. Is it hormones?



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acitez

I happened across precocious puberty when I was researching something else. You might want to take her to a doctor, and do some research online. Even with the differences in ethnicity, I think it might be outside the range of normal for her to be going through this so very young.

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acitez

Thanks

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lisamother2sweetgirl

I dont know but i have much the same other than the crying has now stopped my daughter is 3 months from being 10 yrs she used to cry alot but now she has turned into a dont call me baby,dont stand to close ,leave my hair alone,i can choose my own clothes ,what are you looking at sometimes to smart mouthed girl ,she also has gotten more shape ,has found out that now their are boys in the world and there are some who are cute .so brace yourself and hang on tight is all i can say besides good luck with her ! my daughter has got to shave her legs more now has moved her dolls out of her room and is asking for highlights but before this wonderful stage she cried alot and also she stated she didnt know why ,she even cried if her brother looked at her so i would say most likely she is growing up and having some issues with it give her time try to be understanding ,dont ask to much because i found this makes it worse try to do some special things for her ,let her know she is okay and if she feels like crying to do it i even held mine while she would cry .some things i did for my daughter was took her to claires in the mall let her buy some girly stuff i told her what she was feeling was normal i even picked her up early from school and had lunch a few times just let her know you are their even if deep down you may feel like you are going crazy but never tell her you dont know how to help her just give her time .maybe you have a female that is close she could spend some extra time with .