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15 year old anxious about height. Showing symptoms of puberty like deeper voice, hair growth and muscle mass. Chances of height gain?

My son is extremely anxious about his height lately. He will be 15 on October the 27th and is 5 ft 5 1/2 inches. I am 5 ft 2 1/2 inches and my husband is 6 feet . He seems to be entering the final stages of puberty: deeper voice, more muscle mass, acne and under arm hair, hairy legs and stomach . He does not have to shave yet, but his face is fuzzy. Is he likely to reach 5 ft 10 to 6 ft?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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It is very difficult to predict height this way. Though it is likely that he will inherit from his parents, it can be from mother or father or grandparents. So it is difficult to say. But yes it is important that you don't add to his peer pressure of reaching a particular height. His height even at this stage is fine. But yes, some aerobics and stretching will help him a bit. Give him proper nutrition, protein rich diet and he should do well. Don't worry he'll get good height and whatever height he gets will be great.
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Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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