My 15 year old daughter looks 11, which is a huge problem for her. I've had a stepson, who looked 3 years older, but that was never a problem. I'm not sure how to deal with this, so any advice would be duly noted. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Parents: Do you have a child that looks younger or older than their actual age?
My 15 year old daughter looks 11, which is a huge problem for her. I`ve had a stepson, who looked 3 years older, but that was never a problem. I`m not sure how to deal with this, so any advice would be duly noted.


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14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/3/07 - 9:48:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've always looked younger than I am, and still do. I don't see what the problem is.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/4/07 - 1:09:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've always looked older which is good.....I feel sorry for your daughter(Small boobs and butt.)
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 7/5/07 - 2:25:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've always looked younger :(
And the problem is the ID issue, the being patronised issue, etc (you prob know this because of your daughter)
Is she a tomboy like I am? If so I guess encourage her to dress smartly rather than just in jeans etc when she's going to be checked. Is she quite feminine? If so encourage her with makeup etc to look older.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 7/5/07 - 2:30:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I look younger than I am, most of the time.

My daughter, I think, is too young to tell if she looks her age or not. She's pretty tall and everything for only being eighteen months old.

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/7/07 - 3:30:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pozo - it is certainly a being patronised issue and the constant struggle to convince people she meets that she really is 15. She's rather feminine and tries to dress and use make up according to her age, but it's still a huge problem.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 7/9/07 - 10:53:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would think that if they have some medical issues that it would be a problem. other than that, it's perfectly fine. Some people say i look 16 when i'm 14 and my aunt, who is 12 looks 8.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 7/9/07 - 10:56:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's weird for me. When my hair was past the midpoint of my back when i was 13-15 i could go in bars and get offered drinks without being carded. But now that I am 21 and have very short hair, I always get carded asked my age to be sure I'm allowed to be in the establishment in question.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 1:30:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Heres some advice, who gives a shiznit? You can still make it through life and change the world. Don't let people bother you by judging you.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 1:52:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
One problem is if girls develop young and older guys with one thing on their mind think its ok to hit on them.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 1:56:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not a parent, but I've always looked older than I really am. The fact that I'm 5'9", and I was always tall as a kid, never helped. If I ask random people to guess my age, they usually say somewhere between 17 and 20.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 7/12/07 - 1:19:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I always looked older than I am, when out at about a couple guys mistook me for being 16 (im 13) and started hitting on me. Smooooth.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 7/12/07 - 1:24:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
everyone guesses I'm between 15 and 18 -_-;;
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 7/23/07 - 4:20:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
My daughter is 3 and she is quite tall and skinny and looks to be at least a year older than what she is.

The fact that she still doesn't talk makes people stare and whisper about her even more.

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 7/23/07 - 5:03:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am the child who looks younger... I'm 18 but can most of the time pass for much younger. There isn't really a lot you can do about it... carrying ID is always a good idea (handy for movies and stuff). Other than that... Though I have to say being told you'll "appreciate it when your older" is no help at all.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/31/07 - 11:51:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Im only 12, and people say that I look 16. My height helps... 6'3"
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/31/07 - 11:52:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^LOL
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 10/9/07 - 11:57:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
my cousin is 20, but she looks like shes 14, its rly funny
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 11/14/07 - 3:22:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
My bestfriend is 24 but looks 16. Her main problem is she attracts the oddest men. All guys with a perverted facsination with youth
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 11/15/07 - 4:26:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm 23 and still look 12 (I'm 4'11" with a very slight figure). It's an annoyance, at worst.

Funny side effect is that I've become friends with just about every cop in town, because each of them has pulled me at least once thinking I was a kid who had stolen my parents' car.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 11/15/07 - 4:44:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm 25 and look about 15. Other than being annoying now and then, getting carded, I don't have a problem with it.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 11/15/07 - 5:06:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
My 6-year-old is really tall, but I don't know that anyone thinks she's any older.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 11/18/07 - 5:11:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm 14, but everyone says I look much younger. Which is quite of an annoyance for me. D:
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 1/5/08 - 7:35:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
She'll like looking younger when she is older, it may be a blessing.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 1/5/08 - 7:52:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Reminds me of all the talk about Ellen Page, who looks like a teenager, but is actually in her twenties.

I, on the otherhand, am told I look older than my age.
I have a friend though who looks at least three years younger.

I think both can be sort of an annoyance.

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 1/5/08 - 11:57:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
im 15 but i think i could pass for 11 which is sad because i always feal like people think im soo much younger when im not

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