One of the first signs your 8-to-10 year old daughter will notice when her body is changing will be breast tenderness. As the hormones of puberty slowly ramp up in her body, tiny glands in her breast will start to develop. They might feel like little lumps. She will also notice that her nipple is more obvious, looking a little larger and more prominent. It might also have some slight tenderness.
This is such an exciting time for mom and daughter! It marks the beginning of a beautiful transition in your daughter’s life and the realization for you that your daughter is maturing.
Take time to make it special in whatever way you and your daughter choose to celebrate.
If you’re interested in learning more about the changes that take place in early puberty, please read our second book, I’m a Girl: My Changing Body.