Puberty & boys

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Puberty & boys
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Fri, 04-30-2004 - 1:02pm

Hello there. I've been lurking around the board for about a month now and I'm finally chiming in with a question about my DSO's oldest boy.


Tyler will be

-Bianca

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Fri, 04-30-2004 - 2:28pm

Hello and Welcome Bianca!!

Sherrie Rainbow

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Fri, 04-30-2004 - 2:42pm

Thanks Sherrie.

-Bianca

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Sat, 05-01-2004 - 8:53pm

Welcome, Bianca! ITA with Sherrie. Lots of boys, including my 11yo, show signs of puberty and moodiness. My ds has been very moody and sullen lately. Just when I started to worry about it, his old self returned. As far as not noticing voice changes, etc., my son is definitely entering puberty. The only physical signs are body odor and hair "down there", where you're unlikely to see your DSO's son!


I hope Tyler eases up soon, and that you figure out what is going on with him.

Janet


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Tue, 06-22-2004 - 9:14am
It's so nice to see that I am not going crazy! My Tyler is 10. I thought he could be possibly starting puberty, but then was like "oh its way to soon". Over the past few months he has gone from a really sweet caring boy, to a total "pain". He is sullen, and very moody. He snaps at everyone about anything, and yells back, then at other times he is great, and he seems to be his "normal" self. He has noticed that he starts to smell funky, so he has on his own taken to wearing deoderant and body spray for Men from Bath and Body works. On top of that he spends forever in the shower! I was a single mom with the boys ( I have 3) for so long, and now am recently remarried. It is so difficult to even think about talking to him about the "boy" stuff, my husband has offered which may be our best bet. His dad is a "pig", so he is the last person I want him to hear about all the boy stuff from. lol Other than the mood swings and smells we havent started to notice anything else new. I'm sure that will come soon enough. (too soon)
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Tue, 06-22-2004 - 12:04pm

Hello and welcome!!

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Tue, 06-22-2004 - 1:37pm
Thank you for the Welcome! Tyler definately does not do well with eye contact on important talks either. We do well if we talk about those things while we are in the car on an outing, or just casual in general. Must be a boy thing. :) My exhusband I just hink is not the best person to talk to him, because of the way he views women, sex, and just...everything. He has many other wonderful male role models around him though that I kno whe will be comfortable with talking to. (my dad, brother and husband) They all talk very easily with him on many other things ..ie the attitude issues lately, among many other things. He likes to go with my brother or husband to work on the cars, and they talk pretty openly then. With the understanding that they wont tell me the stuff he talks about to them unless it is somethign I REALLY need to know about. We want him to be able to trust who he is talking to. I have to do well with the first one, I have 2 other's to go through this with later on..My next son is 8..not much more time before we start over again.
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Tue, 06-22-2004 - 2:35pm

It sounds like it's all under control in your home.

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Wed, 06-23-2004 - 2:50pm
We have about as much control and order in our house as any other with 3 boys running around. LOL! Tyler is just the "joy" we are coping with at this point. He is visiting his dad right now for 5 weeks, and it is so nice to have the peace and quiet. Let dad deal with the mouth for a while..:) Just toward the end of the school year the talk about "girls" has started up, so next school year will be very interesting to say the least.
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Wed, 06-23-2004 - 3:16pm

Oh boy, when they start

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Wed, 06-23-2004 - 5:00pm
Uh oh! Tyler has lots of ones that he says are "hot"--especially older girls..LOL There are a few in his grade that are "cute" or "Pretty"--and of course the girls are noticing the boys already , and write the cutsey notes. What helps so much--NOT is that Tyler is a very attractive boy (not just from mom's prespective) Blonde, big blue eyes,not a flaw on him physically, Just flat out cute. I went on a field trip with his class, and 2 of the girls in his class, were--you know I Like Tyler or so and so really likes Tyler. I am not looking forward to him starting to get the phone calls. Bold little girls I tell ya! The next few years are going to be a killer if I get through them without losing my mind..LOL My 8 yr old is at least with his dad full time, so I wont have to deal with it quite as bad with him, and have a few years to recover before the baby hits these years.

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