My 11 year old is showing signs of the onset of her period. Hasn't started yet, but she is gearing up. I have several questions: 1) Has anyone noticed hormonal changes in their pubescent daughters causing behavior to improve? (I think I know the answer, but just fishing for hope!) 2) She has been obsessed with actually getting her period. She feels like she "outside" of the "club" that her friends are in. (Sounds like a tween novel, doesn't it?) She has painted pads, trying to convince me she has gotten it. (I have to admit, that pinkish red nail polish isn't convincing.) Is this an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) thing, or a normal tween thing? 3) Her psychiatrist wants to put her on birth control pills eventually. I have no moral objection to BCP for hormonal regulation, or as a means of pregnancy prevention for married couples (don't judge me please, it is my religious conviction), but I'm worried that she will see this as consent to be sexually active. (She is extremely strong willed, and defiant. I am clear with the family rules, but she just flat out disregards them.) She is only 11, and highly interested in this topic. I always answer her questions very plainly and without judgement. I'm not sexually repressed, but even the most liberal parent would not want their 11 year old sexually involved, I'm sure. Her psychiatrist is just worried about this heightened interest, and often sees this trait in her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) female patients. 4) Anything else I should know?