First, continue to nurture an affectionate, communicative relationship with your son through out his teen years.
Last medically reviewed on March 7, 2019.
Some boys may continue to grow another inch or so in their later teen years.
However, the rates of growth can vary a lot because boys go through puberty at different ages.
In general, boys tend to stop growing around the age of 16.
However, decades of random sample studies that guarantee anonymity to participants confirm that our sons are equally or even slightly more vulnerable to sexual assault than our daughters.