Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Growth Charts

Well, I survived my son’s four year doctor’s appointment. He had to get four shots and I’m not sure who was the most traumatized. I think it might have been me.

Anyhow, I was comparing the growth chart that I received from the doctor with the Korean growth chart and I was a little surprised to see that it matched. My son was 50th percentile on both charts. When I was little, I was always on the very bottom of the U.S. growth chart and my sister barely made the chart. My parents always wrote it off as a cultural difference. Both my sister and I grew to a pretty normal height by U.S. standards, but we did it much later in our lives than our friends.

Here is a link to a site that has growth charts for all different countries. It’s funny how your preconceived notions can be stomped on in a single moment.

1 comment:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love this! My son just turned four and I'm so over hearing people imply that he's "short" because he's Asian. Thanks for passing this along! Like you said, there really isn't much of a difference at all.