My son has an attitude problem

United States
June 30, 2007 11:26pm CST
Are most nine year olds this mouthy? My son seems to think lately that he can talk to me and his father however he wants. He's constantly getting into trouble, getting things taken away from him and getting grounded, but it just doesn't seem to be doing any good. We've talked to him to try and get down to his moodiness but there doesn't seem to be anything different in his life that would be causing this. We think it just has to do with him getting older and hanging out with his older cousin. Has anyone else had this problem with their kids? How did you work through it? Is there something else that we could be doing besides grounding him? Help! I'm desperate to get my good son back.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I brought up two girls and a boy and my son had the worse attitude problem also. Now I have a grandson who is following in his uncle's footsteps. There is no easy answer to getting them to change. I don't believe there is an answer at all. As parents we have to just live with it. Eventually they grow up and learn the error of their ways. My son is now 31 and a great guy! My grandson is a horrible kid at 13! Go figure!
• United States
1 Jul 07
Thanks for the advice. I'm dreading when my other kids get to the attitude stage. I have 3 other boys besides my nine year old and a daughter. I've pretty much got my hands full and will more than likely lose my mind after my next son hits the mouthy stage:)