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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.

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
- 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

exexpat Sat 08-Dec-12 12:02:12

I think children often follow similar growth patterns to their parents so if your DH stopped growing at 13, it's highly likely your DS will stop around that age too. I think it would be very unusual for a boy who hit puberty at 10/11 to still be growing fast in his mid-late teens.

DH & I were both tall for our ages, hit puberty early and stopped growing earlyish at average heights (5'5" and 5'9" respectively), so despite having been taller than all our friends for years, we ended up shorter than many of them.

Likewise, DS has always been tall for his age, and also hit puberty early - voice broke at 12, shaving at 13. He's now 14, close to 6ft (we're not a tall family, so he's taller than I expected) and his growth is tailing off, while friends of his who still looked like little boys last year are suddenly shooting up and sprouting hair. DS is still just about the tallest of his group of friends, but I'm sure some of them will end up towering over him.

TessOfTheBaublevilles Sat 08-Dec-12 11:39:48

DS1 is 13 (today!) and is a little over 6ft. Rather than take after his biological father, who wasn't short but wasn't very tall either, I think it has skipped a generation on my side; my dad is 6ft 6.

DS1 isn't showing any signs of stopping just yet.

DH (not his bio father but is DS1's dad) is a 6ft-er too, so when we're out and about, people will say "oh don't you take after your dad." We don't bother explaining it, we just nod and say, "yes he does."

DS1 loves it. It's great for his rugby!

SecondhandRose Wed 05-Dec-12 08:43:35

Those formulas didnt work for us. Our DS is supposed to be 5ft 11" according to it but he can just about get under a standard door frame and is 6ft 4.5" this week.

GreatUncleEddie Mon 03-Dec-12 09:07:04

Sounds like he just takes after his dad. My 12yo is nearly 5 foot tall and I feel for him too! It will all even out by the time they are 15.

christensen50 Mon 03-Dec-12 08:58:31

Yes, my son sounds very similar to yours, secret squirrels, in all respects, including emotional maturity, and that has been the case throughout his life. Thanks for all the reassuring answers.

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