Promiscuous puberty (part 2 of 3).

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For a girl looking like an adult on the outside while being a child on the inside can have consequences.  At a time in her psychological development when the opinions of her peers and “fitting in” are increasingly important, appearing more physically mature than one’s friends can set her apart and diminish her self-esteem. Diminished […]

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Promiscuous puberty (part 1 of 3).

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At a recent talk, several parents asked me for strategies to help their daughters cope with premature puberty.  The issue is an important one, and I want to give it the attention it deserves.  First, I would like to present the facts. The previous standard for normal puberty came from a 1960’s study of girls […]

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I don’t do math.

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Last week, I had the privilege of interviewing a number of poor students at a community college in the southwest.  By “poor students,” I do not mean that these individuals have faulty study habits; I mean that they are broke.  These are individuals who are living below our Nation’s poverty line, and who have come […]

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