Growing up too fast

Evidence is mounting that girls are entering puberty at younger and younger ages, raising questions about the causes – and the consequences

9th October, 2010
Growing up too fast
{ }

It is one of the most time-worn of clichés: children grow up so fast these days. But what if it’s true?

What if children are actually growing up faster, not just in terms of adventurous fashions or jaded attitudes, but in terms of their bodies? Evidence is mounting that that’s exactly what’s happening - and the change has been underway for some time, particularly in girls.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago