Kay - posted on 03/18/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 13 year old daughter is 5"4 and 130lbs. While she is a bit heavier than her friends she looks well proportioned and many of her friends are jealous of her body as she has a large backside and large breasts. My daughter though hates her weight and hates her height even more. Ever since she was an infant people have always told me she should model . She was taller and extremely thinner than all boys and girls in her elementary school being 5"2.5 and 90lbs at 11 years old. But now at 13 she isn't that much taller and is afraid that she might not become model height by 16 . Everywhere we go now she points out women who are tall . She's become obsessed with it . She spends all weekend looking up ways to get taller . Im only 5"1 but her father is 6"1 and a majority of her siblings are very tall . All her half sisters are 5"8 + . Her brother(who shares the same father and mother) though is only 5"6. She seems to get taller every day and Im almost sure she'll reach her dream height of 5"7 but she's so impatient. Im also afraid that she may be depriving her body of nutrients in oder to slim down to a size zero . I only see her eat twice a day and its only fresh veggies. She exercises more than I see her eat .
Please help . Do you think she'll get taller and what are some ways I can encourage her to be happy about her height if she doesn't make it to 5"7 ( I hope she does , she so badly wants to be a model )