My son is 11 years old, he'll be 12 in February. He has constantly, and I mean constantly been making noises with his throat lately. The more he does it, the more I think it's for attention. He has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder~meaning he does things HIS way and the opposes what adults ask him to do). Anyway, that said, what should I expect to see with him in the next year or so. I know all children develop differently. I'm wondering if we should have "the talk" or what I should ask him there. I also am wondering if I should have him evaluated for his throat issue or if it's a growing up thing with him. What physical changes should I be aware of as a parent, so that I can prepare him for these things before they happen? Advice would be great here. Links to webpages would help as well. Thanks in advance for help on these topics.Answer Question
My son had tourettes and has an issue with throat noises. Are you sure it isnt a tick of some kind?
As far as puberty.... my son is a great kid very polite, well behaved, etc and he lost his brain for a bit during puberty. He wouldnt listen, he would debate everything, he would do what he wanted.......... so if your son already has issues with that then I would suggest you have a private talk with his specialist prior to puberty so you can get some coping techniques.
As far as have "the talk" I asume you are meaning sex......... do it now... your a little behind in that area. I think by 12 most kids kind of know what is going on if not in detail. I rather him get it correctly from you with alll the moral spin a parent would add that another tween would not.
LOTS OF LUCK MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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