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Mom attacked for putting her 4-year-old pubescent daughter on TV

Theresa Edwards


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Theresa Edwards is a freelance writer and professional whiner. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her family where she enjoys reading, roller derby, and complaining about the heat.

This mom is going through the ringer for her attempt to bring attention to a sensitive issue

Talking about puberty is awkward and dicey even at its most banal — when your preteen or teen is going through their first big change — but it can get downright painful when the kid going through these sometimes scary changes is no older than 4.

That's why one mom wanted to bring a little awareness to the rare condition her daughter has. It's known as precocious puberty, and Charlie Denton's 4-year-old, Nevaeh, is facing down the challenges that come with developing breasts and hormone fluctuations long before she should have to. And you won't believe what happens next! Just kidding, she's getting totally slammed for it.

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It was an admittedly uncomfortable scene for viewers when Denton and her daughter made an appearance on Good Morning Britain to talk about the condition, which can manifest as early breast development, pubic hair growth, and changes to the hormones that affect reproductive organs in boys and girls at a rate of about one in 5,000 children. The little girl didn't appear to want to be on camera and curled into her mother, refusing to face either the hosts or the camera.

It prompted a little social media freak-out.

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