14 Signs Your Little Girl is Growing Up Too Fast

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Deborah Jaffe/Blend Images/Corbis

8. She’s already hinting at the tongue piercing and tattoo she wants for her Sweet 16.

Just yesterday I had a student tell me – in all of her tattooed and tongue-pierced glory – that her own child would not be allowed to alter their body until age eighteen (although she had started her “enhancing” her own at thirteen).  A tween obsessed with altering her appearance may need to be taught how to appreciate her own natural beauty before poking needles into it.

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