This too shall pass.......LOL!
My son is 14 and we experienced the same things you describe. The hardest part for me was waking up one day and thinking "where the heck is my little boy"! Try to cut him a little slack with the "attitude" he has or will develop. I personally feel it is a defense mechanism because they honestly don't know how to cope with all the changes they are going through. Without knowing your son's personality it is hard to suggest ways to handle some of the touchier issues like hygiene......needing deodorant, acne soap, daily bathing, etc. I just made my son tag along one day when I went to the store and "happened" to go down the deodorant aisle then said something like......."mmmmmm, this smells good, want to try some?"
at 9:20 AM on Oct. 22, 2010