Are you short stuff, like Jeruelsa?
Did you ever hear the advice to not stress about what you can't change? How short or tall we are is one of those things we can't really change. But most people have thought about what it would be like to be taller or shorter. Jeruelsa is feeling kind of short compared to everyone else.
I'm the shortest kid in my class! I am actually in 7th grade but I look like as if I am in 4th grade. What should I do?”
It is very common to have a big variety of taller and smaller kids in middle school. That's because puberty (when you grow into a more adult-like person) happens at different times for different people. So one girl might sprout up to 5 feet 10 inches while her best friend is a whole foot shorter. Same goes for guys. One might be almost as tall as his dad while another kid is nowhere near that big.
Eventually, by high school, things usually even out. Some people will be shorter, especially if their parents aren't too tall. Other kids will be tall and may even continue growing into their late teens. For more about height, check out this article: Feeling Too Short or Too Tall?
My advice for Jeruelsa would be to focus on being healthy and strong at her current height. Be good to your body by eating healthy foods and getting lots of play time and exercise. Appreciate your body and all it does no matter how tall or small it is!
Any other advice about dealing with feeling too short?