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my 12 year old son is nearly 6ft tall

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christensen50 Fri 30-Nov-12 07:53:54

I'd be interested to hear of any others with exceptionally tall sons. My son started his puberty growth spurt at 10, his voice had broken by 11 and a half, and he now stands at almost 6ft (he is 12 and a half now). Can I expect him to be near the end of his upward growth? His dad was fully grown at 13. I do really feel for my son towering over his peers, but he appears unbothered, as does my GP.

Slave2four Sat 17-Jun-17 13:16:39

Hi. My is 13 in a few weeks. He's 5ft 9. Me and ds are 5ft 4 and 5ft 5 😂. He loves to poke fun at us and asks if he is adopted .

BrexitSucks Sat 03-Jun-17 08:21:14

There's a funny & excellent Frank Cottrell B book about a 6' tall 12 yr old. I am fussy about books, but this one is Worth reading.

rosebud1973 Sat 03-Jun-17 01:27:06

Hi just wondering how tall your son is now? My son is now 14 (15 in September) and is 6 foot 2.5, so he does seem to be slowing down a little. Still in a size 11 shoe.

Crispsheets Tue 02-May-17 04:15:24

At 12 I was six feet tall with size 9 feet.

KyleAdtech Tue 02-May-17 04:13:45

My son just turned 11 and is 5'9" 148 lbs size 9 shoe and his hands and head is bigger than mine, I'm only 5'11" and his mother 5'6" but both mine and his mother's fathers were tall, her father 6'8" 260 and mine was 6'5" 240.. he's started puberty at 10, voice change and got the smells a little self-conscience but overall he's very athletic basketball, running, swimming, boxing and all the other kids look up to him, so it's all good , I hope he grows to 6'8"

CMOTDibbler Thu 07-Apr-16 11:53:59

I'd be interested too - my 9 year old (10 in May) is 5'1 and has size 6 feet.

rosebud1973 Thu 07-Apr-16 11:46:41

would be interesting to see how tall those from posts in 2015 are now. I think my son is pretty much done as he has been shaving for a couple of months now and looks like an 18 year old. Feel sorry for him sometimes as no-one believes he is only 13.

rosebud1973 Thu 07-Apr-16 11:25:27

thanks for the info surromummy13. This calculates that my son will be
6ft 1 tall. He is this tall now at 13. Do you think this means he's more or less fully grown?

BrendasGotABaby Thu 07-Apr-16 11:24:34

My just turned 11 yr old is 5'8 with size 11 feet. He is definitely starting puberty.
He has always been much taller than his peers, and seems to be shooting up month by month.

I was always the tallest in my class at primary and the tallest girl at secondary (am 5'11). DH was 'normal' sized though and is 'only' 6'1. He says he was nowhere near as tall as DS at that age, and started puberty much later.

I think we have a giant on our hands grin

chelle792 Thu 07-Apr-16 11:18:39

My husband was always the tallest in his year. He quite liked it. He's now 6ft 7. Buying clothes is a pain though

stolemyusername Thu 07-Apr-16 11:15:16

My 12 yo is 6' and wearing a size 14 shoe. He's showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. He's massively taller than the other children in his year but sees it as an advantage rather than an issue

SurroMummy13 Thu 07-Apr-16 11:04:43

From the Mayo clinic

Add fathers height to mothers height in cm

+ 13cm for a boy
Or
- 13cm for a girl

Then divide by two

so for myself 187 + 163 = 350
350 - 13 = 337
337 divide by 2 = 168.5

So my daughter will be roughly 5ft5 X

rosebud1973 Thu 07-Apr-16 10:49:26

Hi, I know this post is a couple of years old but I would be very interested to hear how tall your sons became. My 13 and a half year old son is 6 foot 1" and i'm worried at how tall he will grow. Dad is 6 foot and I am 5 foot 10. Thanks very much

Mmmmcake123 Sat 03-Oct-15 22:18:31

Really don't want to offend anyone but why on earth would this be mentioned to a GP? I think if son is not bothered you could give him a complex about it by being overly concerned about his height. Check out Stephen Merchant who is really amusing in his stand up talking about being tall. Being tall should be celebrated, as should being smaller ☺

MirandaWest Sat 03-Oct-15 22:01:43

My DP was about 6 foot by the time he was about 12. He stopped growing in his mid teens and is 6 foot 2 now

FiftyShadesOfSporn Sat 03-Oct-15 22:00:25

My ds is 14 and 6'2" nearly. He hasn't budged for a while though, so I think that's it (I'd have loved him to be even taller!)

being big has been a massive confidence boost for him, and a charm against bullying.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 03-Oct-15 21:53:12

My dad apparently reached his full height at 13, he's 6ft3

Asteria36 Sat 03-Oct-15 21:49:29

We breed them big here too! DS is shooting up this year - 6 inches since Easter! Just tipped 6ft - but his 15 year old half-brother is 6ft 4 and has size 15 feet so I'm bracing myself for monster proportions.
Have noticed that DS seems to be leagues ahead in emotional maturity too, which has alienated him from some of his less mature friends over the last few months. Hopefully they will all even out by upper school.

mamaduckbone Sat 03-Oct-15 21:43:16

Also reading with interest as ds1 is nearly 10 and by far the tallest in his year - he's definitely starting puberty already and has size 6 feet and 12-13 clothes. He really likes being tall although he gets bored of people commenting on it and can occasionally attract attention for the wrong reasons. He's gorgeous though! His dad is 6'6" and he's been on the 99th centile since he was a baby. I'm 5'5" and likely to be overtaken pretty soon I think.

LadyPenelope68 Sat 03-Oct-15 21:42:39

My just turned 17 year old is 6' 4" and he wears size 12/13 shoes, he loves being tall and appears to be still growing!!! My youngest is just 13 and is 5' 9" with size 10/11 feet and he's still growing too!
I'm only 5' 4" and DH is 6' 1"

Sparklingbrook Sat 03-Oct-15 21:37:40

DS2 is 16 and about 6' 1". He is in the longest length trousers you can get on the High Street 34" but a 30" waist. They fitted in July but now they are too short by quite a lot. It's a PITA.

WoodleyPixie Sat 03-Oct-15 21:37:12

Ds2 is 13 and about 6'2/3. His predicted height was 6'7 at 2yrs old. I think he will grow another couple of inches and that's it.

I'm 5'8 and so is his dad! My dad and brother are 6'2 and above. H's dad is about 5'10.

FullOfChoc Sat 03-Oct-15 21:33:30

Reading with interest as DS, 8, has always been the tallest in his year by a fair way. Currently in age 11 trousers. His height at 2 yo suggested 6'2" fully grown. We shall see!

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sat 03-Oct-15 21:16:22

Dneff (16 in 6 weeks) has been 6'5" for nearly two years now. He was spot on 50th centile until 11, then he shot up.

bigman10 Sun 27-Sep-15 19:12:43

My 11yr old has always been off charts hes just hit 6ft an should do 6ft 4 an stop growing at 13/14

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