My son will be 11 in Dec.
In the past year, I feel like he has changed so much...I know he's growing up, but he used to be one way and now he's the opposite. He is/was the sweetest, most honest kid. He was kind, helpful, compassionate...
More and more, he's moody and is becoming very disrespectful in the way he speaks to me. Don't get me wrong, I run a tight ship and there are consequences and discipline when appropriate. I'm his mother and have an obligation to raise him to be respectful and honest.
I'm so sad though. I'm guessing it's the age where he tries to decide who he is/will be, but I miss the old him at times. Lord knows I'm trying my hardest to do what I believe is right. It also hurts that he rarely has issues with his dad, my husband. Dads fun and easy going...not much bothers him (though he does usually support me in behavior issues) I just can't shrug it totally off saying it's the age or boys will be boys like he can.
on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:12 PM