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Moms Talk Q&A: Is Your Daughter Growing Up Too Fast?

Welcome to our weekly feature on hot topics among local moms. This week's topic: How do you make sure that you’re daughter isn’t growing up too fast?

White Plains Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers, caregivers and their families right here in White Plains.

Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Moms Talk Q&A, our Moms Council of experts and smart local parents answer questions, give advice and share solutions. If you would like to join the White Plains Patch Moms Council—to let us know what issues local parents care about—e-mail dina.sciortino@patch.com. All parents, guardians and caregivers are welcome (not just moms).

Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topics. Where are the best 24-hour pharmacies? How to get a picky eater to eat? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children?

So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation with today’s topic: How do you make sure that you’re daughter isn’t growing up too fast?

In a world where young girls are constantly bombarded with images of super-thin, overly made-up females, who are at each other’s throats and obsessed with boys—how do you keep your daughter grounded to ensure that she grows to be a strong woman, with high self-esteem and a healthy self image?

Does your tween want to start dating? Is that too serious for her age, or do you see it as just a puppy love schoolgirl crush? Is your tween asking to wear make-up? What age will you allow your daughter to wear make-up? Are little girls obsessed with their weight at a young age? What do you do to help your daughter have a positive body image?

Parents give us your expert advice on how you make sure that you’re daughter isn’t growing up too fast in the comments. 

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