how can i get close to my moody 12 year old?

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Charlene - posted on 11/25/2013

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What time is his bedtime?
At 12, I'd suggest giving him a bed time of 10pm at the latest.

It's best to stretch some rules a little, but not completely lose your authority.

Pamela - posted on 11/25/2013

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Thanks Charlene. I am really annoying him at the moment as I am so strict on bedtimes. it drives him mad.

Charlene - posted on 11/25/2013

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Girl or boy?

Girl: Don't push her, she's not interested in being your friend. Let her come to you. Just make sure she knows that if she's coming to you to tell you something, or wants to share something with you, that you're going to be supportive and understanding. Girls don't go to their parents because parents are the ones who take their 'fun' away from them.

Boy: Same situation. He's probably figured out his 'boy' bits are getting a little more active and the only thing he's interested in is doing what all his friends are doing. As a Mum of a Son, even though he's only 6 months old, when he gets to that age, I'm letting his Dad deal with that part of nature.

Good luck.

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