The next generation is typically seen as the new and improved version of your own. Like other parents, you hope your own youngsters will have more good opportunities within reach and be more successful than you.
Not only that, you also wish that their physical appearance would be more appealing than yours, proving that you do have good genes. You would certainly be proud to be on the receiving end of compliments regarding their attractiveness. You have to admit that it’s just like you were the one being appreciated!
One of the most obvious physical attributes that people notice immediately is the height. When others observe how your teenaged children are almost as tall as you, you burst with pride while your youngsters stand proud at the comment.
At the same time, you also wonder whether your offspring will indeed surpass your stature. Unlike other aspects in their life, how they grow taller is something beyond your full control. However, no matter what height they reach, you know you will still love them the same way.
But what if they want to be towering over their peers? What if they ask, “Can you help me grow taller?”
As a parent, you do all you can to help your teens reach their full potential. You do know that being tall attracts many opportunities, like getting into the basketball team or winning a popularity contest. It also positively influences the perception of other people. That being said, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be statuesque and helping your beloved children reach the vertical proportions they want. It’s all but natural to do so.
But how do you exactly do that?
To answer this question, take a look at these hints that will help your child grow taller by an extra inch or more:
- Taking care of your teenaged children’s nutrition
This is not just about how much they are eating but WHAT they are putting into their bodies. As height is dependent on muscle and bone development, you need to supply these with essential nutrients, like protein and calcium. Support your teenagers’ growth spurt by feeding them with fish, dairy food, lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables, especially legumes. Advise your children to control sugar consumption because sweets have a negative effect on the body’s ability to retain and use calcium.
- Ensuring your sons or daughters are leading a healthy lifestyle
Are they getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night? Adequate slumber time helps their bodies repair and build more tissues.
- Assessing your teens’ genetic heritage
If you, the parents, are both tall, your children are likely to be statuesque too. However, if their development seems to stall, take them to a specialist for evaluation.
Build a good foundation for your youngsters and they can hope to have a very bright future. When your offspring has all the right ingredients essential for excellent physical growth at an early age, they will wake tomorrow taller and prouder.