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My 9 y/o girl is almost a half foot taller than my 10 y/o girl. Should I be worried?

I'm just wondering if my 10 y/o has stopped growing. My girls are 9.75 months apart. We have very tall people in our families as well as very short people in our families. I don't know but my 10 y/o has some learning disabilities as well I don't know if they could be related. Maybe someone has a similar situation. Or maybe she is perfectly healthy. Just a little worried.

 
luvmygrlz

Asked by luvmygrlz at 2:16 PM on Jan. 29, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • no u should not be worried about the height. it happens all the time. i have twins in my family who are identical except for the fact that 1 is a lot taller than the other. they are both teen boys.
    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 2:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • I would not be worried, because there are people of different heights in the family, but just to be sure, both girls should have a regular check up at the doctor.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 2:17 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Yes anon I am serious keep on walking
    luvmygrlz

    Comment by luvmygrlz (original poster) at 2:20 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • No I wouldn't be worried. Kids go through growth spurts at different times. My 18 month old is almost as tall as he's 3 year old sister. He's very tall for his age.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:23 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Thanks ladies nothing like a little peace of mind
    luvmygrlz

    Comment by luvmygrlz (original poster) at 2:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Nope wouldnt be worried. My oldest dd is pretty short, she stopped growing mostly around 13-14 yrs old. Your daughter will have more growth spurts. Genetics are just the way they are is all. My 17 yr old is almost 6 ft tall and all of us are short. Should I worry? Same difference.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • eye rolling.......you can't be serious

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

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