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    I am 16, female and 4 foot 9 inches and I am not growing at all. I think I'd stopped growing at age eleven. My mum is around 4"9 and my dad 5"3. I know it sounds near impossible that I grow any taller, but my brother is 5"8 and growing while my first cousin is 5"11 and growing. So how did they grow past this short curse and why not me? Is there any way I can grow taller? Right now? It is really unfair because I want to be a pilot or even an astronaut and apparently there is no way I can achieve these with my terrible height.
    So is there any hope, a possible chance for me to grow?
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    Although it's impossible to predict someone's height due to all sorts of things e.g. diet the standard method is to say a girl will be half way between her mother and father when fully grown and a son would be half the difference between the parents added onto the father.
    E.g. If you have a mum who's 4'9" and a dad who's 5'3" theoretically female offspring will be c. 4'12" (or 5') and male will be about 5'6". But of course with a good diet you could be taller than that. And if your brother's outgrown his theoretical height then there is no reason you shouldn't be able to too. Just try and have a healthy and balanced diet and work on posture to make the most of your height.
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    Although it's impossible to predict someone's height due to all sorts of things e.g. diet the standard method is to say a girl will be half way between her mother and father when fully grown and a son would be half the difference between the parents added onto the father.
    E.g. If you have a mum who's 4'9" and a dad who's 5'3" theoretically female offspring will be c. 4'12" (or 5' and male will be about 5'6". But of course with a good diet you could be taller than that. And if your brother's outgrown his theoretical height then there is no reason you shouldn't be able to too. Just try and have a healthy and balanced diet and work on posture to make the most of your height.
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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