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How old were your children when they grew taller than you?

And how tall are you?

This year my oldest has just sprung up.... six inches in the past nine months. He started the school year last year still shorter than me (I am 5'5) and he is now 5'9. He just turned 14.

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Asked by SleepingBeautee at 12:38 AM on Jun. 21, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Lol. I'm a short lady, 4'8", so my SD was taller than me at 10 or 11. My bio daughter is only three, so I've got a minute there. :)

    Answer by tessiedawg at 12:42 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • Both of my boys were in middle school. I'm 5'4.
    Oldest is 6 foot and youngest is 6'4

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:44 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • My oldest is 17 and grew to be the same height as me last year. My middle child is 15 and outgrew me last year. He is almost 6 foot. My youngest is only 12 so I have a few years before he outgrows me. I'm only 5'4".

    On the other hand, it's nice having a son taller than me to reach things for me or to change light bulbs for me. It makes hugs awkward though.

    Answer by tempsingl3mom at 12:50 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • I'm 5 ft 8 and my son outgrew me late 15 or early 16
    I think he's close to 6 ft now...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 12:51 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • My stepson is very proud to have outgrown me in the last year.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:05 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • My 15 yr. old passed me at 13. I'm 5'3", so it wasn't a huge challenge for him. He just hit 6 ft. In the last month or so and is still eating like he's ready to grow more.

    DD is 13 and seems to be done at 5'1"

    Ds2 is only 8 and is consistently 2-3 inches taller than his brother at the same age. I think he'll pass me by 11.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 1:25 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • I believe my son was still 14 but might have just turned 15. May daughter was the same height as me at around 14. I think it took her until 17 to grown that extra inch and then throughout college somewhere she finally got that last inch lol

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:42 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • I'm 5' 8" and my son passed me about 13 or 14.
    He's 18 now and 6' 3"

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:31 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • Boys were in middle school. Daughter is same height as I. We are 5'2".

    Answer by NannyB. at 6:37 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • I believe my boys were in 8th grade or so when they passed me up. But like balagan_imma, I'm only 5'3", so I didn't set the bar too high! lol :p My 11 y/o dau is almost there already too! She's just got a few more inches before she's as tall or taller.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:39 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

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