Why am I so short?
#1
Hi. I'm 17, almost 18 and I'm only 5'7/170 cm. Now,  this wouldn't be so bad if it it wasn't for the fact that my dad is 5'11/181 cm and my mom is 5'6/168 cm. On top of that, my dad grew in a a poor family in a 3rd world country,  so he probably didn't reach his full potential. I've got pubic hair,  underarm hair, leg hair but no facial hair whatsoever. I've still got some hope because my dad was the same height as me when he entered army at 18. I get told I have a baby face a lot. What do you guys think? I just want to reach his height. Any diet/exercise I should follow?
Oh and by the way,  my cousin who is 15 is 5'10, and his parents are a lot shorter than mine. He and everyone in my family mocks my height all the time. I really hate that.
#2
(09-30-2018, 03:35 AM)Wladislav Wrote: Hi. I'm 17, almost 18 and I'm only 5'7/170 cm. Now,  this wouldn't be so bad if it it wasn't for the fact that my dad is 5'11/181 cm and my mom is 5'6/168 cm. On top of that, my dad grew in a a poor family in a 3rd world country,  so he probably didn't reach his full potential. I've got pubic hair,  underarm hair, leg hair but no facial hair whatsoever. I've still got some hope because my dad was the same height as me when he entered army at 18. I get told I have a baby face a lot. What do you guys think? I just want to reach his height. Any diet/exercise I should follow?
Oh and by the way,  my cousin who is 15 is 5'10, and his parents are a lot shorter than mine. He and everyone in my family mocks my height all the time. I really hate that.

You'd have to be very unlucky to stop at 5'7" if your parents are really 5'11" and 5'6". When did you start puberty? The lack of facial hair at 18 is probably because you are a late bloomer like your father. I suggest you increase your protein intake. It has been show to hasten puberty.
#3
You're clearly a late bloomer just like your dad, otherwise you would have some facial hair at least.
#4
There isnt anything wrong with being short. Being short is not a disease. SO if your short embrace it.
#5
(09-30-2018, 04:57 PM)ClaireMosaert Wrote: There isnt anything wrong with being short. Being short is not a disease. SO if your short embrace it.

I didn't say there is anything wrong with being short.
#6
(09-30-2018, 10:59 AM)bigfish Wrote:
(09-30-2018, 03:35 AM)Wladislav Wrote: Hi. I'm 17, almost 18 and I'm only 5'7/170 cm. Now,  this wouldn't be so bad if it it wasn't for the fact that my dad is 5'11/181 cm and my mom is 5'6/168 cm. On top of that, my dad grew in a a poor family in a 3rd world country,  so he probably didn't reach his full potential. I've got pubic hair,  underarm hair, leg hair but no facial hair whatsoever. I've still got some hope because my dad was the same height as me when he entered army at 18. I get told I have a baby face a lot. What do you guys think? I just want to reach his height. Any diet/exercise I should follow?
Oh and by the way,  my cousin who is 15 is 5'10, and his parents are a lot shorter than mine. He and everyone in my family mocks my height all the time. I really hate that.

You'd have to be very unlucky to stop at 5'7" if your parents are really 5'11" and 5'6". When did you start puberty? The lack of facial hair at 18 is probably because you are a late bloomer like your father. I suggest you increase your protein intake. It has been show to hasten puberty.

I don't know when I started puberty. I was 5'4 at 15.
#7
(09-30-2018, 05:12 PM)Wladislav Wrote:
(09-30-2018, 10:59 AM)bigfish Wrote:
(09-30-2018, 03:35 AM)Wladislav Wrote: Hi. I'm 17, almost 18 and I'm only 5'7/170 cm. Now,  this wouldn't be so bad if it it wasn't for the fact that my dad is 5'11/181 cm and my mom is 5'6/168 cm. On top of that, my dad grew in a a poor family in a 3rd world country,  so he probably didn't reach his full potential. I've got pubic hair,  underarm hair, leg hair but no facial hair whatsoever. I've still got some hope because my dad was the same height as me when he entered army at 18. I get told I have a baby face a lot. What do you guys think? I just want to reach his height. Any diet/exercise I should follow?
Oh and by the way,  my cousin who is 15 is 5'10, and his parents are a lot shorter than mine. He and everyone in my family mocks my height all the time. I really hate that.

You'd have to be very unlucky to stop at 5'7" if your parents are really 5'11" and 5'6". When did you start puberty? The lack of facial hair at 18 is probably because you are a late bloomer like your father. I suggest you increase your protein intake. It has been show to hasten puberty.

I don't know when I started puberty. I was 5'4 at 15.

Have you tried the tanner scale?

Here's one:

http://growingupboys.info/Calculators/Stage%201.htm
#8
How much facial hair do you have? I'm also 18 and 5'7 and I really wonder whether I could grow or not... But I do have a mustache and some hair on my chin though.