BOYS & PUBERTY: WHY ARE GIRLS TALLER THAN ME?
When growing up as a young boy you must have noticed that your dad is taller than your mom, and you sister who is the same age as you is taller than you. Not just in the family you might also have noticed that male teachers at your school are usually taller than female teachers and that girls students in your school tend to be taller than the boys. So what’s going on?
Well, it’s pretty simple, when it comes to puberty, girls usually get a head start and as a result they tend to grow taller than boys. Puberty in girls usually begins between the ages of 8 and 13 years old while in boys puberty usually begins between the ages of 9 and 14 years old. So that’s why girls tend to be taller than boys when you are young and shorter than them when they become old.
Although most boys might catch up with the girls in terms of height with due time it is important as well to know that genetics play a huge role when it comes to height. Genetics basically mean that if your dad and mom are tall then there is a high possibility that you will be tall as well and if they are short then there is a high possibility that you will also be short. Nothing is definite though.
Becoming tall is natural and cannot be achieved by some strange pills which will make you grow tall. That said you can ensure that your body remains healthy by eating nutritious foods as well as being active by taking part in various school activities.