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My son is still so short—how do I help?

Posted on 10/10/2017 by Greg Yoder

Puberty. It’s God’s mystery, isn’t it? Why do some boys and girls mature early and others take their own sweet time? While there are physical issues that can cause this, time usually resolves the issue. But that doesn’t prevent our kids from being teased. Boys and girls—they can be cruel. I wish I could tell you it’s easy. It’s not. Being that I was a late bloomer myself, I empathize with kids who “bloom” later than everybody else. I tell them about my own struggles as I was growing up, growing from 5’2” to 6’1” between my freshman and sophomore years in high school. I remind them it’s all in God’s timing and He has a plan, which is always better than ours.

Suggested Reading: Isaiah 55:8-9

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