Imp75 wrote:slmkhoo wrote:Imp75 wrote:approximately how much girls will grow in height during puberty? My DD1 is quite short but my hubby and I are quite tall so I am a bit concerned. DD1 does have muscular and thunderous thighs though skinny so not sure if that hampers growth.
Actually, they grow the most in the couple of years before the onset of puberty, and it tails off once they start menstruating. It's actually a benefit if they mature later as they have more time to grow. But genetics is the main factor in body shape and how tall they will get. Even if you and your husband are tall, there may be short genes in the rest of the family?
I see I always thought puberty is when most growth is experienced.
Possibly she inherited the recessive genes in us.
Has she already reached puberty? I had some friends who were short until around sec 2 then just shot up (late developers)! I (and my daughters) all grew the most only in P4-6, so we are all pretty short.