Posts tagged "size"

Boys are beginning puberty earlier, as young as 9 years old

Boys are beginning puberty earlier, as young as 9 years old
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the November edition of its journal, Pediatrics, reports that early puberty is not jut happening to girls. Boys are also entering puberty earlier than they used to do so. How early are boys beginning puberty? Historically, boys were expected to begin puberty at 11 ½.  The large study... Read more »

Hard part of parenting an only child: Answering the "just one?" question

Hard part of parenting an only child: Answering the "just one?" question
I’m often asked, “How many children do you have?” I always answer, “One.” Most often the questioner responds, “Just one?” People usually ask the last question as if they are incredulous. Some seem surprised when they ask the follow up, others are unsure or downright disbelieving. Some say it in their “Are you sure?” voice.... Read more »