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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.

blueskypink Sat 17-Feb-18 21:21:58

Yep very much. Always tallest in class. All grown up now - 19 plus.

rosebud1973 Sat 17-Feb-18 20:53:43

Sorry wrong emogi!! smilesmile

rosebud1973 Sat 17-Feb-18 20:52:33

Fantastic - 3 gorgeously tall boys 😆. Where your boys always tall?

blueskypink Sat 17-Feb-18 20:28:27

They are 6'8", 6'4", 6'4" and handsome as hell.

rosebud1973 Sat 17-Feb-18 18:46:47

How tall are you now?

rosebud1973 Sat 17-Feb-18 18:45:08

Hi everyone it's been a few years since I last posted and just wanted to update on my sons growth. He is now 15 years and 5 months and is just over 6 foot 3, still a size 11 shoe. Thinking hes probably got another inch or so to go but who knows!! He's grown about 2 inches over the last 2 years.
How tall did are your sons now?

rosebud1973 Sat 22-Jul-17 10:49:49

It's been a few years since this thread started. How tall is your son now?

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.

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