Puberty - Euclid,OH

Updated on June 30, 2010
L.H. asks from Euclid, OH
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So my 11 year old is going through early puberty. Is it just me or does this mean ignore mommy and only listen to what I want to hear! Wow he's changed. How long will this attitude stay? Please don't say forever. I've heard stories about girls but he's a dude...

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answers from Augusta on

He's a tween. He'll think he knows better until he's at least 25.

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answers from Los Angeles on

My 13 year old nephew is not going through puberty yet, nor is my 9 year old daughter, but they both think they know more than me & think they should be able to rule the roost. I'm always getting onto them about their mouths & attitudes & nasty you're an idiot looks towards me & the adults in their life. Just keep on him, remind him who's in charge & make sure he has consequences for his actions.

Last night my 9 year old daughter was asked to go to bed, she came back down stairs as passing me on the stairs she said I'm getting a drink of water, 30 Min. later I went to say goodnight, she wasn't in her room, so I came back down to see her fallen asleep on the couch watching TV wrapped up in a blanket. Her excuse when I woke her up was she sat down for a min to see a certain part & was going to go upstairs when it was over which was in 15 Min. LoL. I reminded her I didn't say when its over it's bedtime, I said go upstairs brush your teeth get in bed I'll be up in a min. So she got no Tv time the next day & bed time early. The next day she sat down in front of the Tv. I reminded her of the consequence of not listening last night, & sent her upstairs to play instead of Tv. She nearly broke her legs stomping upstairs saying things under her breath & slammed the door to her room. Then it was 10 Min. on the naughty step for her attitude. After it took a half hour, but she was as good as gold all day, even when I asked her to pick up dog poop in the back yard! LoL.

So consistency & consequences are my suggestion, Oh ya & a good time out for mommy throughout the day! :)

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answers from Honolulu on

If you go online, and do a Google search, input the search words "Tween development" and many good articles will come up.
I recommend reading them, so that you can help your boy and you too. LOL

Yes, at this age, boys AND girls "change." It is biological and emotion based. Developmental issues.

The human brain, is NOT even fully developed, until 26 years old. You can enlighten him... about that. Einstein or not... they still need their parents no matter how smart or not.

all the best,

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answers from San Francisco on

They are all different. Three years on average?

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