I'm too short!!!

Hong Kong
March 10, 2009 10:00am CST
I just turned 13 and i'm only 4'11. I think i'm too short but my family has always been short. Except my grampa who's like 6 foot or something. I don't know why i'm like so short...... My parents r still taller than me but my aurnts r like the same height and i don't wanna be as short as them. I think i'm the shortest in my whole grade. Everybody is at least 5 foot and i'm the only kiddo who's stuck at four foot. I'm afraid i'l b like that 4eva. I want to be at least 5'3... When i put my hand against my dad's , i still have like an inch and a half compared to his. He said i still have 4 or 5 inches to grow but i'm not sure. I hope so. My hips taller than my mum's so there is a possibility....
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@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I had the same dilemma when I was your age. I'd rather say I am petite, than calling myself short (that is like selk inflicting, lol). But really, I always see people having issues with their height. I guess I have resolved that years ago, when I finally accepted that there's no way I'll be growing more inches. As for you, you're too young to think like it. From what I've read, a woman stops growing at the age of 18... so with that, you still have 5 years. You can do some exercises, eat the right food, some power rests, etc. That's really all to it. Because by 18, if you're not as tall as what you've wanted, there's not much to do. You dais it yourself that almost all in your family are in that height range. That said, then it must be genes. Don't feel too bad, aight?
• India
12 Mar 09
hello there, i am short too....may be 4'11...and i am 21 yrs old now...so, i know that's my height. but, why do you worry so much about it?....i hardy think about this.....i know i am short just like some people are extra large and others are too fat........i love the way i am. well, all i want to say is that it shouldn't matter that much....think about other things in life and be happy.......dont worry about the things you know you cant change. have a nice day...:-)
@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
11 Mar 09
only 13 you still got a few years to finish growing. i wouldnt worry about it. and even if you will only be 4-11 my daughter is too at 24, but it still all good i would worry about it love yourself for who you are
@lilaclady (28227)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
I think you probably have a little more time to grow a little, I guess none of us are ever really happy with our-selves 100%...personally I think you will grow more, I think it would be worse to be too tall, small can be cute so long as you proportion your clothes to your height...I hope things work out for you...