My 9 year old son has recently acquired an attitude problem. He has always been an exceptionally sweet, loving child who is eager to please us and I am just flabbergasted at this change. He is still totally fine with his teachers and other adults, but lately he has been acting really sullen and nasty, rolling his eyes, stomping around and talking back.
He isn't this way at school or anywhere else so I don't know what to think. So, is this behavior normal at this age? How should I respond and deal with it? As of now, I've just been getting upset and telling him that his attitude stinks and sending him to his room or taking away certain privileges. Truthfully, it hurts my feelings.
Answer by elizabr at 5:26 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:31 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by DaNanny28 at 12:33 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by AngryBob at 12:36 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 12:29 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 3:52 PM on Mar. 29, 2011