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How to Help Your Child Grow Taller

Updated on April 22, 2017

Being Tall Is Awesome

Parents would love to see their child grow up to be a tall boy or a tall girl. Tall and graceful human being is definitely a sight to behold. A child's height is determined by many factors such as genes, diet and environment.


What Can You Do to Help Your Child Grow Taller

There are many ways to help your child grow taller. Here are some that have worked.

Foods That Help Your Child Grow Taller

Ensure that your child's diet is rich in proteins and calcium: Proteins will aid in production of growth hormones. Children between four to eight years of age should consume 19 grams of protein per day. It is 34 grams for children between nine to thirteen years of age. Vegetables and fruits are natural sources of proteins. Let your child have these in abundance. Calcium helps in development of bones. Milk, cheese and yogurt are rich sources of calcium. Make sure to feed your child with these every day. Ensure that your child has a sumptuous breakfast every day. Educate your child regarding the dangers of junk food.

Green Peas Are Rich in Protein


Sleep and Growth

Ensure that your child gets enough sleep: Children should sleep at least for eight and a half hours without any disturbance every night. Research has proved that 90 per cent of bone growth occur in the night. You need to make sure that your child can move its limbs freely while asleep.

Sleep and Growth Hormone

Human growth hormone (HGH, GH or hGH) is an important part of the endocrine system. It is especially active in the growing child’s maturation. GH is released by the brain during sleep. Sleep and exercise induce the release of the hormone. In healthy people, the major period of GH release is in the first period of Stage 3 sleep during the night.


Exercises to Help Your Child Grow Taller

Get your child interested in sports and exercise: If you can do this, half of your battle is won. Exercise or any other rigorous physical activity like basket ball will increase the release of growth hormones in the human body. This will help the child to grow tall naturally. There are specific exercises for the spinal column. These exercises help a great deal in increasing the height of your child. But these should be practiced under the guidance of a yoga expert. Pull ups, push ups, swimming and other general stretching exercises are good enough.

Things to Do to Help Your Child Grow Taller

Avoid weight lifting exercises: Experts are of the opinion that weights may exert pressure on the child's spine, which may result in bones in the area becoming dense. This may cause closure of the epiphysis (growth area of a bone) ceasing further growth.

Power of thought: Ask your child to think that he / she is growing taller every day. This has worked for many people.

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Avoid hunchback posture: Ensure that your child does not sit or walk with a hunchback.

Consult your physician for growth hormone treatment: This should be the last resort. Treatment is administered over several months. There are reports of several side effects like diabetes, high blood pressure and allergies. There are vitamins to help your child grow taller. Use them after consulting your doctor.

Now You Know How to Help Your Child Grow Taller

Can you help your child grow taller? Yes you can, by believing you can and by implementing the above-mentioned tips. While helping your child to grow taller, make sure that it is happy and confident. As far as possible try natural ways to help your child grow taller.

Foods to Help Your Child Grow Taller

Foods Rich in Proteins
Foods Rich in Calcium
Bok Choy
Collard Greens
Diet Rich in Proteins and Calcium Promotes Height Gain

Children make your life important.

— Erma Bombeck


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