I love the replies from all the wonderful ladies here, especially from tallandloveit!!
I'm only 5ft91/2 or so (176.5cm) which isn't a lot here on these forums :) but I've almost always been the tallest of my friends... I really LOVE the attitude here!!
It's excellent to have such wonderful role models!!
As for kids.. I've had some fears regarding having kids... but none actually had to do with being tall or having tall kids, lol!!
For boys it's a benefit if they're tall, & for girls... If they have self-confidence & can carry it well.. they can truly be gorgeous!!
As for confidence, height is just one of the factors... how you raise them & talk to them etc is much more important.. & there are truly many books on effective communication & such nowadays...
Also, I heard height (& confidence/wellbeing!lol) somewhat depends on nutrition, so if you want kids who are not so tall you could try adjusting the nutrition somewhat :)
All my grandparents (who grew up in times of scarce food) were rather small, while my parents already (who grew up in times of relative 'plenty') were tall...
Hi Chloe, my daughter is your age and at 5'8" is the same height or taller than the majority of her female friends, however, most of her male friends are 6'+ and 6'+++ ...... so yes there are lots of tall guys your age over here :-)
Wasn't the case when I was that age unfortunately :-(
Yes, when it comes to being comfortable in one's own skin, one has to give oneself (I'm sounding rather regal here aren't I) permission, and not look to others for permission to be-- the permission must come from within, and it's a decision, a choice, no matter what anyone else says, has said in the past or may say in the future-- no one has the power to make you feel small (or gigantic in our case) unless you give them the power to do so.
My family is a mixed bag of tricks in the height department. I'm short compared to my girl cousins and compared to most of the women on this site. I modelled in my youth and I felt short, it was the only time in my life that I wished I were over 6'. And even being my height (5'10"), it's relatively tall compared to the US and UK national averages, last time I checked... But I have trouble with my back as a result and tables, chairs, worktops-- they never seem to be the right height and so for taller people, what a literal pain in the neck.
I have a child with a man who's 6'-- he was premature (my child's father, not my child) and so is shorter than he would likely have been had he stayed in there a bit longer incubating! His dad (my child's grandfather) is 6'2 at least, however, his mother and sister are both under 5'4". So who knows how tall my daughter will be? She's only 3 now but wearing clothes for a 4 year old...
I admit to having a hangup about being with a shorter man, even though I have been open and dated men who were my height or shorter, I admit to feeling funny about it and more comfortable when with a taller man. If that means I'd be breeding more tall kids should it come to that (biological clock ticking away, and in no hurry to have another child yet!) then so be it. Children whould be born out of love, and not eugenically manufactured, ya know?
Anyway, that's my 2 pence worth!
I'll shut up now! x
I know I'm shorter than you and just 6' and when I was younger I wished I could chop about 2 inches off my height - but recently I have become friends with my sons friends mother who is the same height as me. We were in my garden -me in bare feet and she in her heels. I realised I didn't like it. I wasn't ust to looking up to another girl! I had never before been in this position with another female. It was a strange feeling. I guess what I'm trying to say, is, that I realised I love being tall - walking tall, pushing back my shoulders, holding my head up high and I love my heels! I have a pair of boots that make a great sound when I walk. My daughter, who's 20, says she loves to hear me walk in them - makes me sound very authorative! hee hee
I've not always been, but am now, the happiest I've ever been in my own skin. You will too. My wish for you is to give yourself permission to be YOU. Forget about others and what, you perceive, they 'think' of your height.
As for children, my daughter is a bit above average at 5'8", while my sons are 5'11 at 14years and 6'4" at 18years and neither of them near finished growing yet and they look and are terrific. You know the younger generation are taller and becoming more the norm I think.
Don't by afraid. Walk tall and grab all opportunities to be happy.
My husband is 2 inches shorter than I am, and we have two children. Both kids seem to take after my hubby's side of the family height-wise: my daughter is 5'6" and my son only 5'4". My son USED to complain about being short, until I asked him whether he would have preferred me to choose a taller man to be his dad (he is very close to his father)--now he pretty much just accepts that he's not going to be tall.
But I have to admit that I'm very happy that my daughter is average-sized. She can wear heels without towering over most people, and never has trouble finding clothes that fit her "off-the-rack"!
I am taller than you hot chocolate and
love all 6 feet and 4 inches of it.
I wear 3 inch heels and have two beautiful children. both ball players
my daughter is going to be tall and so is my son. I will instill in them especially my daughter to stand up straight and put her shoulders back and head up. Just as my mom did me growing up. I was 5'11 in the 6th grade and 6'4 by 10th grade. Walking into a room is a rush for me just to see the reactions. be proud of you height own it!!!!!!!!! you dont have the problem others do god made you who you are.
not at all...i have a son who's 7 he is very tall for his age...but its like everything else no matter if your tall,small,people will still say thing about you no matter what...its insecurity on there part.....there are things your kids will be good at and others they wount be .....the biggest problem i had when i was growing up was getting clothes to fit me ...lol