Is this normal?!?!?!?

My daughter is twelve years old, plays volleyball, and is five three. She weighs 104 pounds. Is she overweight?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The average height for 12 year old girls is 4'5 to 5'3 & the average weight is 68lbs to 136lbs.

    Click here for the whole growth chart..

    http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1363/mainp...

    I've checked her BMI (body mass index) & her BMI is 18.4 which shows that she is underweight!!

    Her BMI is below the healthy range. She should not try to lose any weight, and putting on a few pounds may benefit her health.

    To calculate your BMI, click here..

    http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/body_weight/h...

    Hope this helps!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Your daughter is most likely underweight.

    The only sure test is the presence of fat. At that age it is important that children have fat as long as it is not intra-muscular or to mostly around the waist as that can be a precursor for diabetes. A BMI of 20-25 is ok for children - they need this as they grow. A little puppy fat is OK and normal. But at that weight I doubt she has any.

    What worries me is that you are asking the question. Please please do not communicate these worries to your daughter as the last thing you would want is to turn her into an anorexic, bulimic or suffer from many of the common teenage eating disorders.

    Your daughter seems find and healthy. Be grateful she does regular exercise and is not like the other 12 yr old couch potatoes.

    IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

  • 1 decade ago

    SInce your daughter is five three, she has bigger bones. Therefore, her bones are heavier, making her heavier. Her weight is comletely normal, in fact I am 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 136 pounds and the doctor says I weigh below average. Don't worry, she's fine.

  • 1 decade ago

    Dude you daughter is actually slightly taller for her age of 12! and she is not overweight! She is actually in the borderline of underweight and normal. I remember when I was about that age I weigh 98 pounds and I was underweight..

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  • 1 decade ago

    She sounds pretty on target to me. Try using a BMI calculator. I linked the Yahoo one on the bottom. That's the best indicator of a healthy weight imo.

  • 1 decade ago

    omg not at all and don't dare menion that YOU think she might be that will def hurt her feeling and in my experince may cause an eating disorder. she is actually a little tall for her age and if she keeps this height and gains 10-15 llbs she will still be at a very healthy weight.

    hope that helped!!

  • 1 decade ago

    No she is not overweight. It is because she is tall. I am the same way. I am tall so I weigh a little more but I am no where near fat.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. She is Definatley not overwieght .However, because your daughter plays a sport, she could end up heavier AND leaner, because muscule weighs more than fat.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not overweight for her height. No. You can tell if a person is overweight by a glance.

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