As the grandparent of 8 adult grandchildren, who are now themselves marrying and having their own children, I find this study somewhat alarming and frankly, baffling.
Puberty is one of the biggest, and often most awkward, changes that boys go through, and a new study shows it starts six months to two years earlier than previous data indicated. The findings raise concerns about the cause of the change and how boys could be affected by a sped-up timeline.
The results of this new study correlate with the recent results of a similar study concerning girls,
In recent years, studies have drawn attention to early-onset puberty in girls in the U.S….
From the perspective of both a mother, who wanted my children to STAY children as long as possible, and a grandmother who felt the same about her grandchildren, I find this disturbing. And I guess the real reason for posting this story is to ask ‘why’ you think this has occurred.
Is it something in the food or in the air, or what? From what both studies conclude, the change(s) are physical so environment can’t be the cause. Or could it?
Is it possible that the past few generations of children have been so overly-exposed to an environment of both extreme violence and sex, that the results are an actual physical change in their hormonal make-up, resulting in early puberty? Is this possible? And if so, could this physical change be something permanent, in that it could now (naturally) be passed down to future generations of children?
As you can see I have a lot of layman’s questions on this topic. If the questions come across as stupid, laugh and forgive my ignorance; but I’d still like to hear your thoughts….