Are all 11 year old boy's soooooooo moody???????

Leanne - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Every time I try and hold a conversation with my 11 year old son he just grunt's at me....Is this normal? Does anyone else have a moody 11 year old boy?

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Karen - posted on 11/23/2012

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My 11 year old has recently started this as well. I can't even look at him at times let alone talk to him. It is hard for me as he was so affectionate; loving and chatty just weeks ago. I have a 21 year old son and I remember him going through this phase as well just not as "mean". He was more quiet and withdrawn, liked to be in his room but was always respectful although he didn't like to be drilled with questions. All kids are different and handle "growing up" differently. I struggle with it as it infuriates me when he grunts at me and won't answer me or goes in his room and shuts the door. There are times I think "I am going to punish him if he can't talk to me or be nice" but then when I really think about it I realize I need to give him his space and enjoy the moments when he is out with the family and talking to us. ANother thing we do to keep the communication open is play a game of "High-Low" at the dinner table. This is when we go around the table and each person tells what their "high" (best part) of their day was and their "Low" (worst part) of th day is. My kids have always enjoyed this game and it opens communication. At times I have to stop focusing on his moods so much and just let it go and remind myself that he is becoming his own person..very slowly,, we have years ahead of us and I assume it will get owrse before it gets better.

Leanne - posted on 03/15/2014

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Hi all... Just a wee updat my moody 11 yr old will b 16 this year and now I can safely say it was just a stage and I have my loveable boy back :) so to all parents going through it stay strong and firm because there is a light at the end of the tunnel :) xx

Julie - posted on 02/21/2012

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Honestly, I think personality has a lot to do with this. I am a third grade teacher. The eye rolling,and sighs come in to play with frustration and lack of direction.



My 7 yr old boy puts the big lip up and grunts. My 10yr old daughter sighs and rolls her eys.



Growing up is tough. School is hard for kids these days. Life is hard. Parents are frustrated. Mom's and Dad's are struggling to pay bills. All of this plays a part. good luck

Carin - posted on 04/17/2012

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I hate for you that you're going through this, but I'm so glad to see your post. I have a recently 12 year old that is going through the same thing. He's became overly dramatic, sulky, and moody. He almost reminds me of teenage girls I have worked with. I think they are totally saturated in tween/teen attitude in school and pick it up and bring it home. Most of the parents I have talked with say this is normal. Good luck!

Leanne - posted on 04/09/2010

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Thank you all for your advice on my moody 11 year old boy and i think that you are right it must be a stage they go through lol god help us all when there teenager's :)

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Anita - posted on 01/17/2014

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Hi everyone
After reading all these post , I am bit relaxed as I was becoming mad to think what happened to my 11 years old son who was otherwise a normal cheerful boy. He has become so moody now a days that at time just refuse to go to school or tution . I tried to explain it with love , scolded him badly , slapped him and ignored him totally .Nothing is working out . Situation has become worse.
Kindly advise me how to deal the matter.

Anita

Pam - posted on 02/26/2013

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Yes, I have a 11 year old boy and I noticed the mood swings. Is it normal? I struggle with consequences and letting it slide. It truly takes the peace out of the home.

Kim - posted on 11/05/2012

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my son is being very stropy at the moment.he moans about everything and is constantly winding his 7 years old sister up shes just as bad sometime but he just know when to stop.he also makes this grunt noise.iv noticed the other month that he has pubic hair down below do you think this is down to pubity as he my first boy its al new to me.

Clintonette - posted on 01/17/2012

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My son seems to be moody at ALL times; morning, noon and night. the discipline is getting pretty hard, he likes to argue with me when asking a quesiton why or why not has he done somthing that was asked of him. im troubled on how to approach this with positive feedback from him

Laura - posted on 01/14/2012

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Hi yes its perfectly normal for him to start becoming stroppy, my oldest is 12 now and always been so good, he still is but does become stroppy at the drop of a hat X

Cindy - posted on 01/13/2012

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I have an eleven year old boy too and it is driving us crazy. Up until this year...he has been perfect. This is our oldest child. Trying to figure out how to help navigate him through so many changes.

Cheryl - posted on 11/09/2011

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Thank you for these post because I was thinking my 12 year old had to be loosing him mind.

Elaine - posted on 04/08/2010

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My 12 year is moody as well but that could be the fact that hes going through the change to a teenager. I'm afraid its normal my son was the same at 11 my eldest grunts at times as well so don't worry to much he probably talks alot at school.

mum of one teenager and one changing into a teenager

Elaine Benson

Nicola - posted on 04/08/2010

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My boys don't grunt, but they both got into stroppy pre-teen phase aged 10-11, and it comes and goes. My 14-year-old has progressed to eyerolling, so cheer up, you still have that to come! ;-) At this point I either walk away from him, or I repeat myself, depending on what it is I'm actually trying to communicate. C'est la vie, I'm afraid...

Penny - posted on 04/08/2010

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My 11 year old has recently been having a major attitude problem. I was telling my husband that if its getting this bad I don't know how we are going to make it when he is a teenager. My son does that grunting thing when I try and tell him to do something he doesn't want to do...so I know what you mean! Having a moody 11 year old boy has gotta be normal!!

Geri - posted on 04/06/2010

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no...I don't think its normal..is he going through puberty yet?? Communication is so important with your kids...maybe try enticing him into a game that he likes to play or a place to visit that he would enjoy maybe then you could get him to open up...also how long has this been going on???

Penny - posted on 04/08/2010

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My 11 year old has recently been having a major attitude problem. I was telling my husband that if its getting this bad I don't know how we are going to make it when he is a teenager. My son does that grunting thing when I try and tell him to do something he doesn't want to do...so I know what you mean! Having a moody 11 year old boy has gotta be normal!!

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