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    Old 06-12-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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    Will I ever grow taller???

    Okay, I'm 17 years old and only 5"8. I am a very self concious person appearance-wise, because It's SOOO important to me. I want to be good looking SOOO bad you have NO idea. NO IDEA!!! It's not to impress others though, it's just I'm really into my appearance. I feel SO short! Everyone has grown up around me and I'm being left behind. I'm SO mad about it. My 8th grade neighbor is 3 inches taller than me and he's 3 years younger. My dad is 6" and my mom is 5"6 (her brother is 5"11) so why aren't I that tall? Is their still chance to grow at 17? Since september, I've only grown .5 inch. PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Old 06-12-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
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    Re: Will I ever grow taller???

    5'8? c;mmon thats still pretty tall to me. i dunno...u may be done growing but u may not, who knows.

    Old 06-13-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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    Re: Will I ever grow taller???

    5'8" is about average...
    height isn't everything, you may grow a little taller, some say that a "boy"/young man can grow until he's about 20 years old or so... depends on your genes and what not and who you ask
    [and for the record, just because your parents are "tall", although it can determine your height to a degree, isn't always a good indication of *just* how tall you will be... my parents are short, neither breaking 5'6", but yet my brother is 5'10"... a friend of mine has a mother who is 5'8" and a father that is a good 6'1"... he's 5'4" at 25 years of age... My sister is 7 years my senior but is two inches shorter... so age doesn't exactly play a role in the long run either...]

    if you don't grow another few inches it's not a huge deal, it shouldn't hinder any of your life goals, so dont' sweat it... ohhh and also another thought: height isn't the half of anything important in the basis of courtship/relationships... unless ofcourse the girl is extremly picky... or excessively tall herself.. I seriously think if it's such a huge deal that you're only 5'8" [once again, that's average] and not much taller, you need to try to build up your self-esteem... a lot... otherwise you'll risk getting torn down by people repeatedly in the future...

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