A rising 3rd grader puberty
I've been in denial but can't ignore it any longer. Our 8 year old daughter has definitely entered puberty -- breast developing, growth spurt, widening hips, thickening arm and leg hairs. She is the tallest in her class and is tall enough to sit in the front seat of a car! I found her touching her vaginal area. We have a doctor's appointment this month. We had an appointment last year when she began mentioning that her breast area was getting hard. The doctor says she's within a normal range. We're first time parents and are panicking a bit. What do we do next? Do we buy some book to ready together? What books are good? Should we be concerned that she is physically so much more mature than her peers in her grade? She is the oldest and tallest due to having a fall birthday. We now regret not pushing for K instead of TK. We're not ready for her to stop being a kid. We don't feel ready for her to grow up so fast!
Anyways, any words of wisdom you may have will be much appreciated. Thank you.