The Bay School of San Francisco
Moderated by Dr. Louann Brizendine
The New Puberty is a reassuring, empowering guide for millions of parents-as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members-by two notable experts in the field. Compiling original research and clinical experience, this text offers practical strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives. Louise Greenspan, MD is a board-certified endocrinologist focusing on puberty. Julianna Deardorff, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in adolescence.
What happens when a girl has the brain of an 8-year-old and the body of a 13-year-old?A sea change is underway among many of today's girls: They are developing faster and entering puberty earlier than ever before. Just a generation ago, fewer than 5 percent of girls started puberty before the age of 8; today that percentage has more than doubled.