Asked by: Ariel De Domingofamily and relationships parenting teens
Is it normal for a 9 year old to have a period?
Furthermore, can a 9 year old have a period?
Most girls get their first period whenthey're around 12. But getting it any time between age 10and 15 is OK. Every girl's body has its own schedule.
Similarly, is it normal for a 8 year old to have a period?
While 8 is within the normal range ofpuberty (kidshealth.org says it usually begins between 8 and13), periods don't usually start until a year or twoin. The fact that there is no set age for a firstperiod is likely contributing to your daughter'sfreak-out.
In the United States, the average age for agirl to get her first period is 12. Thisdoes not mean that all girls start at the sameage. A girl can start her period anytime between theages of 8 and 15. Most of the time, the first periodstarts about 2 years after breasts first start todevelop.