Are all 11 year old boy's soooooooo moody???????
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Karen - posted on 11/23/2012
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 He was more quiet and withdrawn, liked to be in his room but was always respectful although he didn't like to be drilled with questions.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.
Julie - posted on 02/21/2012
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
Nicola - posted on 04/08/2010
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
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!!
Carin - posted on 04/17/2012
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!
Kim - posted on 11/05/2012
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
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
Elaine - posted on 04/08/2010
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
Geri - posted on 04/06/2010
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???
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