my mom was nearly 16 when she started, she never even considered telling me about what was to come when i started at 9 it was quite a shock, although i had heard tidbits of info and vaguely knew enough to know i wasnt dying at least
my lil sis(now 14) started around 11-12, my DSD started at 11, nearly 12, officially anyway, she had slight spotting since she was 10 and she is a stick! my DD is 6, she is getting that early puberty chunk, has some breast although i'm not sure if its truely breast tissue or from being a lil chubby..just watching for now but i suspect she will follow my footprints and be starting by 8-9.. although i've started introducing the general idea just lately, curiousity of where baby comes from and how it can live in mommy hs made for easily accepted introduction
I was regular as clockwork from day one, i could literally set a clock and know i'd start in the next 30 mins.
To the best of my knowledge, i was the start of early bloomers in my family on both sides however several of my cousins girls have now started around 8-10yrs old.
I certainly think that all teh chemicals and hormones in our foods and such do lend a hand to this progression, genetics as well. I am alergic to milk and quit drinking it when i was 8 and only did by force before that so PERSONALLY i cant blame teh milk anyway....I do think it lends a HUGE hand in teh general populace though. I mean, Cows are purposely breed often to produce cows who can be breed sooner to produce milk sooner.. so it kinda goes to assume that the hormones(natural ones included) making them mature sooner would be present in milk and meat, much more so the milk though as beef critters dont have much difference, then going into our body. Veggies though are also designed into many hybrids to also grow bigger faster, matureing sooner.. so we cant totally blame dairy and meat... its there in smaller doses in vegies as well.... the need to produce more faster no matter what just goes to further reflect our societies thinking of I want it now, bigger better and faster then the other person..... no matter WHAT we're dealing with. Personally i think anythign that grows....shouldnt be forced to do it faster than originally designed.
hows that for an OTish rant?! ..lol sorry