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My Son Won’t Stop Growing

Dear Sara,

My fifteen-year-old son is extremely thin. He has grown about ten inches in the last three years. His posture is terrible and he says he feels self-conscious about his height. I remind him to stand up straight but he gets mad at me. What can I do to help him?

Dear Kurt,

That’s a really big change for your son and I can understand how much of an adjustment this has to be for him. Have you thought about getting him a gym membership? He would probably need someone to coach him on exercise and diet but this would probably build up muscle and improve his posture. As time goes on he will eventually gain weight. You might want to think about joining him. We all need more exercise and this could be a good bonding experience for the two of you.

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