Boys 9-10 and the mood changes

Chris - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have an 9 yr old boy who has been extremely moody and disrespectful in th last 2 weeks...is this an age thing??Is anyone else experiencing this?

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Barbara - posted on 01/04/2013

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Mood changes are for everyone. Just love him and deal with it. I am sure you have mood changes too. I kbow I sure do.

Jo - posted on 01/02/2013

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i was wondering if my child is going through the hormonal thing but he has had anger issues since he was 4/5 sorry for jumping in. he seems to be getting worse. i do agree shavaune they need to know rules are rules. my 9 yr old boy cant seem to understand that and he actually hits out.

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well something could be bothering him. Maybe try to talk and see if there's a reason for his behavior. I have 9 and 11 year old boys and they do start to talk back a little more at this age. I ignore the attitude, rules are rules, but I draw the line when they try to yell or get really nasty. I try to teach them that if they want more responsibilities and freedoms then they have to act like they deserve it.

Frankie - posted on 02/09/2010

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I believe its a hormonal thing and an age thing. All of us go through it...whether we are male or female. My son is 8 and I can see some changes in him.He did has been disrespectful and even downright rude. He is listening more to his friends and what they have to say about things. I talk to him about what they say and try to steer him in the right direction. I dont push cuz it only makes him angry. I put my foot down when things go too far or get out of hand...but I try to be understanding of his moods and ask him why he is like that. He usually tells me but there are times he will keep it to himself until his dad gets home. Some things only a dad can answer and other things he feels mom is the best person to ask...either way he knows he can ask us both about anything and get an honest answer. We just hope he keeps that in mind as he gets older and his friends get cooler and we get lamer.....LOL

Sherri - posted on 02/09/2010

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I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news like this and I pray things dont get this bad for any other mother.
I have 14 and 16 y.o. sons and unfortunately it is an age thing and I have been told they do not get over it until after they are living outside the house. my youngest (14) hasn't gotten really bad (he has seen how bad things have gotten with the older boy), but the older one who used to be a real sweetheart has turned completely around and I rarely see the sweet side of him anymore.He shows more consideration to his friends and girl friend than to his own parents. My middle child (the 16yo) started with the attitude change at 13.

Sarah - posted on 02/01/2010

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My older son just turned 10. As a fourth grader, most of his friends are 9 and 10. Every mom of these boys says the same thing about the mood swings, etc. Not sure what to do about it, but we've concluded that the boys go through the "tween" thing, too, just like the girls.

Frances - posted on 01/31/2010

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I think it is a age thing for certain. My son, now 11 seems to be moody. Sometimes he stays by himself for hours and other times he is looking for massive amounts of attention. How he gets this attention comes in many ways. I think just as girls go through homornal changes, so do boys.

Vicki - posted on 01/30/2010

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I am. My son is 10. I wonder if hormones are starting to affect his emotions...

Danielle - posted on 01/30/2010

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I think it is an age thing. My oldest son just turned 10 and he's a roller coaster. He's a very emotional child though and I think he had middle child syndrome. At this age they are starting to branch off a little bit more from us and start listening to their friends. It's very important to know who he is playing with and the types of behavior they display. I found that my kids started changing behavior, because the kids at school and the kids on our street were giving them a hard time, because they were too goody goody. Just an idea. But besides that, all kids are going to test the limits. It just changes as they grow. Good luck.

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