Ok so I just joined Cafe Mom as well as this group because my 11 year old is making me crazy. Actually he just turned 11 and has been this annoying since around 8 or 9. I keep thinking... it's just a stage... he'll grow out of it. But it seems NOT to be getting any better. I have a 17 year old son and I just don't remember him being this way.
It's so hard to even describe in words his annoying traits. He still has the attention span of like 10 seconds... he thinks he knows everything...he couldn't care less about grades...he talks incessantly...he's so concrete in his thinking (not able to grasp concepts)...he forgets things within like 2 minutes... I could go on.
I know I know... you're thinking ADHD. It's possible although it would have to be w/o the hyperactivity feature because with the exception of talking, he's not hyper. He's also well liked by his teachers and other adults...he's not a behavior problem although he can have a short fuse if he gets his feelings hurt. Oh yea! His feelings! He's such a big feeler.... in all respects of the word. He's super sensitive both emotionally and tactilely.