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how to measure your childs growth from ages 0 to 16 years old

Posted Over 1 Year ago by Sadhil Ahuja

Measuring growth

As a parent or guardian it is important to measure your child's height every year until they are 19 years of age. If your child is short for their age it may be because they have been exposed to too much alcohol, cigarette smoke and drugs during the mother's pregnancy. It could also mean your child could have been taking illegal drugs like steroids, had a severe injury or accident, has been suffering from an extremely bad illness or disease or your child has been starving for weeks and months. It is important to make sure your child has an adequate diet. Another reason your child may be short for their age is because your child may have a constitutional delay of growth and puberty. These children are healthy but have a slower rate of physical development than average. Therefore it is important to protect them and make sure nothing bad happens to them until they are 17, 18 or 19 years of age.

Abnormal growth

If a boy does not have any signs of a beard or wisdom teeth by the time he is 15 to 16 years of age (16 is the official adult age in most Countries) then this usually means he has a delayed puberty problem and must be kept at home under special care with his parents/guardians until he is 17, 18 or 19 years of age.

In most Countries including the UK the official age of Adulthood is 16. (15 to 16 is where boys become fully grown men according to qualified doctors and the education system).
"Most girls finish puberty by age 14. Most boys finish puberty at age 15 or 16." The beard and the wisdom teeth represent full growth in boys which usually develop by 15 to 16.
"Attainment of majority. Section 2 (A) of the Children's Act (1992) states that every human being below the age of 16 is a child. When a human being reaches the age of 16 they have officially become an Adult"

However for late developers, the age where they become physical adults is 17, 18 or 19 so they need to be kept at home under more protection until they get their beard and wisdom teeth.
(Page 16, Slide 22)

When do you think is the age that everyone becomes an Adult?

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"But at what age do you stop growing taller? Even if you hit puberty late, you're unlikely to grow significantly after the ages of 18 to 20 . Most boys reach their peak height around the age of 16. However, once the growth plates in the bones close, a person will generally not grow any taller. Most females reach their full adult height between the ages of 14 and 15. Most males reach their full height by age 16. It is very unusual for a person to grow after age 19. Go to my Profile and you can find all about Grow Taller material there..."

8 Months ago
Canadians > British People
Dennis Rodman’s incredible growth spurt at the age of 19, saved his life and his basketball career

8 Months ago
Canadians > British People

7 Months ago
Canadians > British People

All children become fully grown adults by their 16th birthday. It even says on the British NHS website. I am the most intelligent person on this website and I know what I am talking about. At 16 people are ready to be thrown into the adult world where they have to get a job or do training courses at College and they are not allowed to get any gaps on their CV. Because if they get any gaps on their CV they will be known as a disgrace to the British Society.

Every person on the planet has finished growing by 16 years old. Except for people with acromegaly and delayed growth disorders. But they don't count, I don't care what happens to them. Being a British doctor is just all about earning loads of money, saving it up and then having an early retirement. Its obvious everyone on the planet has become a fully grown adult by the age of 16. And the UK has the best education system in the World because it forces 16 year old adults to sit their GCSE exams to represent their adult intelligence to prospective employers.

At 16 people can drink alcohol with food in the UK and smoke legally in the UK too. At 16 people can also have sex with other adults legally too in the UK.


There's no arguing about it

6 Months ago
Dr Johnson from the UK

Who cares when people finish growing. Lets all go to the pub and have a pint of lager. All people who are 16 and older are welcome

6 Months ago
Steve Pint of Beer

So, what would you do for a living if you were the world's strongest man or a very strong man in general?

6 Months ago

Alan you could be a bar bouncer but even if you were the world's strongest man, a knife could just take all that down. The strongest men in the World are vulnerable to knives and guns just like everyone else.

Unfortunately super powers don't exist.

You would also need a helmet, visor, armor, gloves and boots which are all bulletproof and stab proof. Even then you would still have vulnerable spots.

So even the Strongest men in the World can be weak and vulnerable to weapons just like everyone else.

Alan the real question is... What would YOU do for a living if you were the world's strongest man or a very strong man in general?

6 Months ago
Matt Compton

All that bulletproof attire would still not protect you from rocket launchers and explosives in general though.

I think a better question would be:

What would you do for a living if you had the World's most powerful weapons or just some very powerful weapons in general?

6 Months ago
Mark Mathias

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