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2012-04-27 21:27:51

Girls who start puberty very early are more likely to have psychological problems and be at risk of sexual abuse and early pregnancy, suggests a new review published today (27 April) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). Puberty is characterized by the maturation of the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal (HPG) axis, which plays a critical part in the development and regulation of the reproductive system. Normal puberty commences from approximately 10 years onwards and breast...

2012-01-05 10:15:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweens and teens influence the decision making of their friends and families, playing a large role in their dining choices. Fifty-eight percent of teens and 54 percent of tweens report that their family decides together which full-service restaurant to visit. Tweens and teens have very distinct foodservice attitudes and behaviors, which justifies a differentiated marketing strategy that targets their specific needs and desires. Technomic Director of...

2011-06-21 08:30:00

CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brands can now use music to reward children and tweens without worrying about explicit lyrics and risque content. VerveLife, a leading force in tech-driven music marketing, today launched the industry's first customizable children's and tween's promotional music stores, RhymbaKid and RhymbaTween. The stores allow marketers to offer age-appropriate music downloading and streaming, delivering peace of mind to parents concerned about what their...

2011-04-15 08:01:00

DALLAS, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows that one in three young girls have no idea what's happening when they get their first period(1), and four out of five moms feel only somewhat or not at all prepared to talk to their daughter about her changing body(2). The Kotex brand is providing the tools to empower moms to proactively talk to their daughters and guide them through this important "first," including a new line of products designed specifically for tweens - U by Kotex...

2010-09-24 07:12:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosalind Wiseman and Dove® deodorant are teaming up to help foster communication between moms and daughters and build confidence in tween girls coast-to-coast. Starting this week, Rosalind Wiseman will be turning the traditional book tour upside down by hosting the Girl World Tour, a nationwide mother/daughter workshop, presented by Dove deodorant and the website DontFretTheSweat.com. The goal of this eight-city tour is...

2010-09-09 13:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AllyKatzz.com, the largest COPPA compliant tween-teen girl reporter and social networking site, today announced that PBteen, Scholastic, WhooGoo.com and My Pillow Pets have joined Dove go fresh Deodorant and Matching Body Mist along with Discovery Girls Magazine, Justine Magazine, Popstar! Magazine, HaveUHeard.net, the Confidence Coalition, Girl Scouts of Greater New York, IZZE Sparkling Juice, Pirate Brands and Rolling River Day Camp as Official Sponsors...

2010-08-17 12:10:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Always on the forefront of furthering the tween-teen girl experience, Denise Restauri, CEO and founder of AllyKatzz.com and AK Tweens, is re-launching the site and introducing the world to tween and teen girl reporters, ages 9-17. The new site will give both tweens and teens a content rich environment where they will delve into topics that are meaningful to them and put more emphasis on their voice. (Logo:...

2010-06-29 14:24:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Just four months away, the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit -- founded by AK Tweens, the nation's leading tween girls' marketing/consulting firm and AllyKatzz.com, the largest COPPA compliant tween girl social networking site -- has been attracting national brands that want to support, empower, and inspire tweens. Joining DOVE go fresh Deodorant and Matching Body Mist as official sponsors are AOL's JSYK, Nestle USA, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group...

2010-06-22 12:59:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit is pleased to announce Dove go fresh Deodorant and Matching Body Mist as this year's Premiere Sponsor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/NY58868LOGO-b ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/NY58868LOGO-b ) After the astounding success of last year's inaugural summit, AK Tweens will be hosting the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit in New York City on October 10, 2010. More than two...

2010-05-05 07:08:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Tweens, the nation's leading tween girl consulting firm and AllyKatzz.com, the largest COPPA compliant tween girl reporter and social networking site today announced that their 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit- scheduled for October 10th, 2010 in New York City - will take place at The Altman Building followed later that night by a celebrity-studded concert at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (Logo:...