← Return to Did I stop growing?

Discussion
vamp14 (@vamp14)

Did I stop growing?

About Kids & Teens | Last Active: Jan 14 10:48pm | Replies (31)

Comment receiving replies
@yofy

I'm a 16 year old female and last of 2021 I was 5'2 and when visiting my mother's country, Colombia, I grew and my whole family noticed I grew but when I came back I was still 5'2 and a year later I've stopped growing.

I'd also like to mention that even though my visit for a physical exam said I was 5'2; my mother is 5'2 yet I'm taller than her. And I have a friend who is 5'2 yet I'm taller than her.

Jump to this post


Replies to "I'm a 16 year old female and last of 2021 I was 5'2 and when visiting..."

Hi @yofy Welcome to the 5’2” club! I’m a member myself along with my daughter and several other family members. Genetics play a huge role in our body structure and girls tend to reach their adult height at around the ages of 14-16.
When comparing your height with others who are also 5’2” and you feel taller, I’m wondering if it has anything to do with shoes you’re wearing or your facial construction. My mom always felt I was taller than she was and yet we measured the same height. If we compared ourselves with pencil marks on the door frame we were exactly even. But our eyes didn’t line up if we were looking directly at each other. My mom’s eyes were about an inch lower than mine and she had longer forehead. So she always thought I was taller even though we were the same and I admit, I always thought that way too because I was looking down an inch when making eye contact. Try that with your mom and friend to see if that’s the case.

Thank you, but could I also know why when visiting my mother's country, Colombia, I grew but when I came back nothing changed and I was still the same height?