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A mother was slammed for parading her “embarrassed” four-year-old daughter on national TV.

Charlie Denton appeared on Good Morning Britain with her little girl Nevaeh to raise awareness of precocious puberty, reports The Mirror.

The toddler suffers with the rare condition, which affects one in 5,000 children, and developed breasts when she was just two-years-old.

“It was a huge shock,” explained Charlie. “Just after her second birthday, she developed breasts buds. At first, the doctor reassued us she was fine but then she developed second buds.

“She then underwent many tests and we were told she had started puberty. We had never heard of the condition before.”

Nevaeh has an injection every 12 weeks to supress the hormones which trigger puberty.

While Charlie was on the programme to raise awareness, many viewers were concerned for Nevaeh, who looked incredibly distressed during the interview.

The little girl appeared petrified as she clung to her mother’s neck and refused to even look at the camera.

Afterwards, viewers took to Twitter to slam Charlie for making the toddler go on national TV to talk about her “embarrassing illness”.

“Surely you can interview the mum on the subject without parading the little girl in front of the camera who is clearly uncomfortable @GMB,” wrote one.

Another then added: “@GMB Your daughter clearly doesn’t want to be on television. Why are you making her? Poor girl.”

Moments later, a different viewer wrote: “@GMB poor girl being paraded on TV for rare embarrassing illness.”

Signs of Precocious Puberty via Kids Health

In girls, the telltale signs of precocious puberty include any of the following before 7 or 8 years of age:
•breast development
•pubic or underarm hair development
•rapid height growth — a growth “spurt”
•start of menstruation (her period)
•acne
•”mature” body odour

In boys, the signs of precocious puberty before 9 years of age include:
•enlargement of the testicles or penis
•pubic, underarm, or facial hair development
•rapid height growth — a growth “spurt”
•voice deepening
•acne
•”mature” body odour

Do you think the mum paraded her little girl?

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Image via The Mirror

  • I completely agree, that poor child did not need to go on TV.

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  • Regardless, the little girl has most like realised she is “different” to her friends her age. She may also have asked her Mum why she is different. They could have showed a photo of her and not had her present at the interview.
    In Australia this may be considered a form of child abuse if it causes phsycological abuse. I know of one such case.

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  • poor little thing

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  • This condition could have been discussed without the child needing to be there.

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  • This is the footage if anyone wants to see

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1787442/mum-slammed-for-parading-her-4-year-old-girl-on-good-morning-britain-for-early-puberty-feature/

    To me it just appears not so much that the child is embarrassed but more thats shes shy. She probably has no idea that its something to be embarrassed about which is good because its not. But shyness is something many children experience. I was horribly shy when I was a child and I would have hidden my face and not looked at anyone just as she did.

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  • Isn’t there a video to watch? It must have been hard on the girl, I can imagine. She’s so young. I had never heard of precocious puberty at 4 years old. This is surely changing the life of the little girl very much.

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  • Yep like other moms its hard to comment when there is no footage.

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  • It sounds like she did but hard to judge without seeing what happened

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  • Perhaps the mother was only on TV to warn other parents that this can happen. Cannot watch the video so cannot comment if the child was paraded.

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  • I cant comment on your question “do you think the mum paraded her little girl?” as the video is not included in your post only a photo.

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