Fran - posted on 03/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 11 year old son is driving my husband and I nuts. He is extremely forgetful and loses things all the time. Since the start of the new school year he has lost, destroyed and misplaced quite a few of his belongings. We have talked, bargained, quarreled, reasoned, punished but nothing seems to work for long as he reverts to his old behaviour almost immediately. I am completely out of ideas and I find myself monitoring his every move which I know he hates but I am left with very little choice. If he is told to wait for us at a point after school for pick up, he is often missing. Since recently I've also seen a change in his choice of friends and he is chatting nonstop in church and class these days. Could he be rebelling? If he's acting out like this now I dread the teen years. Anyone with similar concerns.