Early or delayed puberty

Some young children who receive radiation to the brain do not experience puberty at the appropriate age. A very small percentage of children enter precocious puberty, which means that puberty begins several years earlier than normal. This is most common in children who also have impaired growth. Conversely, puberty in some children is significantly delayed. Teenage girls who do not show signs of puberty— pubic and underarm hair, breast development—should be evaluated by a pediatric endocrinologist. Similarly, teenage boys who show no signs of puberty—growth of body hair, deepening voice—should also consult a endocrinologist.

Confident Kids

Confident Kids

Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.

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