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How tall is your 13-14 year old DD?

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AjasLipstick Mon 23-Apr-18 16:30:59

Mine's only 5.1 ....is that really small? When do they stop growing?

Mirrette Mon 23-Apr-18 16:32:31

5 ft 4. No, 5 ft 1 isn't small. I think they stop growing about 15?

user1472334322 Mon 23-Apr-18 16:32:41

That's how tall I was at 14 and at 41 I'm 5 foot 2!

Trinity66 Mon 23-Apr-18 16:33:10

My 18 year old DD is 5'2" grin

Girls stop growing between 14 & 15 so she might have a little more in her yet!

DragonsAndCakes Mon 23-Apr-18 16:35:09

It looks like 5’1” is 50th centile for a 13 yr old, 25th for a 14 yr old. So it’s fine.

www.rcpch.ac.uk/system/files/protected/page/NEW%20Boys%202-18yrs%20(4TH%20JAN%202013).pdf

sexnotgender Mon 23-Apr-18 16:36:10

14 year old girl, 4ft 8

ErrolTheDragon Mon 23-Apr-18 16:37:13

My DD was about that iirc - she's got to about 5'2" now, which is an inch more than me. No, it's not 'really small', it's towards the lower end of a normal distribution of women's height. Average women's height in the uk is 5'3 I think, though it will probably be a bit more for younger cohorts.

AjasLipstick Mon 23-Apr-18 16:38:13

Dragons thanks...she's almost 14 though ...so slipping into that 25th centile.

And we live in Australia...land of the giants! That's why I think she's small probably. Every second child is huge it seems.

RhurbabAndCustard Mon 23-Apr-18 16:38:28

I was 5'2 at that age and grew to 5'8. My DS12 is only 5'

ErrolTheDragon Mon 23-Apr-18 16:38:31

5'1 is absolutely fine for a full-grown adult, and a positive advantage when flying economygrin

AjasLipstick Mon 23-Apr-18 16:39:07

Dragons that chart is for boys...is there a girls one?

ErrolTheDragon Mon 23-Apr-18 16:41:33

Some googling suggests average women's height in australia is under 5'4.

SirVixofVixHall Mon 23-Apr-18 16:41:49

My dd was 13 at Christmas. She is five four and a half, and I would say she’s tallish in her age group. I was under five foot at her age and I’m just under five eight now. I did hit puberty late though, so more growing time. Dd might end up smaller than me as she started her periods 12m ago.

Chimchar Mon 23-Apr-18 16:42:02

Mine is bloody massive....5'11 and not stopped yet!
I'm only 5'6, and dh is 5'11. blushgrin

Annabelle4 Mon 23-Apr-18 16:43:22

She could have a growth spurt yet.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 23-Apr-18 16:43:36

Here's the girls chart
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/system/files/protected/page/NEW%20Girls%202-18yrs(4TH%20JAN%202012).pdf

(Good grief... blue and pinkhmm)

AjasLipstick Mon 23-Apr-18 16:44:10

Errol I suppose they mean adult women? Looking around at teenagers in our small town, I can't see 5.4 being average. They're generally as tall or taller than I am at DD"s age. A lot of her mates are taller than me and I'm 5.6.

SluttyButty Mon 23-Apr-18 16:44:31

Mine was about that height at 13, she's nearly 19 now and 5ft 4. I think she stopped growing at around 16ish.

DuchyDuke Mon 23-Apr-18 16:45:50

I was 5 7 at that age but started my period / puberty earlier than most. If she had hers at 12 it’s possible she might grow a bit more.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 23-Apr-18 16:46:30

5'2, hasn't grown more now she's 16.
I was the same height until I broke my back and shrank.
Some people are short.

AjasLipstick Mon 23-Apr-18 16:47:17

Errol I suppose they mean adult women? Looking around at teenagers in our small town, I can't see 5.4 being average. They're generally as tall or taller than I am at DD"s age. A lot of her mates are taller than me and I'm 5.6.

AjasLipstick Mon 23-Apr-18 16:49:37

Dutchy I always heard girls stopped soon after their periods started....so the sooner they begin, the smaller they grow?

SirVixofVixHall Mon 23-Apr-18 16:49:42

Oh and I didn’t stop growing until I was 19. Periods started at nearly 16, when periods start affects when growth stops. Dd has her growth strictly monitored as she has a condition that can affect growth, the consultant said that after periods start you’ve got around two more years of growth.

jammiebammie Mon 23-Apr-18 16:54:21

Just to add, my dd is 15 now and is 5’6, she has grown 6 inches in the last 18 months and has gone up 3 shoe sizes... has your dd started her periods yet? I believe I read somewhere that once they start mensturating they can grow an extra inch or 2, my dd was late to start which I why I suppose she still grew taller.
What height are you and her df? That will have the biggest effect on what her height will be.
I was more surprised for my dd being small as I’m 5’8 and her dad is 6’1, but the difference in photos of her in last year are unbelievable!

LegallyBrunet Mon 23-Apr-18 16:54:32

My fourteen year old sister is five foot six

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