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Voice breaking and volume control (or lack of)

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bigTillyMint Sun 14-Apr-13 18:41:46

My DS's voice seems to be breaking and his voice seems to have got significantly louder. DH says boys find it hard to control the volume when their voices break - is this true?

Also he is only just 12 and this seems to be the first sign of puberty (apart from the odd spot!) Do their voices usually break first?

Hoolit Sun 14-Apr-13 18:45:26

No idea when they ' should' break but my 12yo ds has just gone through this and yes he is loud too!
He plays on xbox live in his room with his pals and we always wonder where the bloke upstairs has come from grin we hear him over the tv!

bigTillyMint Sun 14-Apr-13 19:06:31


My DS is soon going to be taller than DH - he takes the same size footy boots already!

TheNebulousBoojum Sun 14-Apr-13 19:14:42

Yes it's true. smile
The upside is that now my DS is a bass, all that annoying shrieking and high-pitched aggro is gone. Even when he's whinging now, he doesn't sound whiney.

bigTillyMint Sun 14-Apr-13 19:27:18

Yes, Boojum, this is what I am hoping forsmile

TheNebulousBoojum Sun 14-Apr-13 19:31:22

Ask around your male relatives; getting hairy and having your voice change happens early to the males on my side of the family.

Hoolit Sun 14-Apr-13 19:40:10

Oh don't get me started on shoe size! Every other week he goes up one he's currently 7.5/8 costing me a fortune.
At the moment he is cultivating his beard four hairs we have to admire it grin
He's mad but I can only see it when he stands in the light!

bigTillyMint Sun 14-Apr-13 20:10:41

Boojum, DH can't remember when his brokeconfused

Hoolit - beardshock!

TheNebulousBoojum Sun 14-Apr-13 20:39:51

Oh yes, I have a hairy man, beardy and curly and 6'.
Yes, I remember when he fitted entirely along the length of my forearm.
Now I fit under his arm.

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 17:08:52

Boojum, is he only 12?shock!

TheNebulousBoojum Mon 15-Apr-13 17:14:09

Nooooo. Sorry! I thought I'd said, but I haven't. You have a few years in hand.
He started with the voice and the fluffy bits when he was 12, it broke finally when he was end of Y8. He was shaving properly three times a week when he was in Y9
Then it all just kept growing, up, out everywhere.
He's 18 now. I keep threatening to march him to the dog grooming parlour down the road.

TheNebulousBoojum Mon 15-Apr-13 17:15:35

He was 6' in Y10, I've just checked the marks on the wall. As you do. smile

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 17:20:40

Shaving in Y9!!! I can't imagine him being hairy, but DH is a walking rug (apart from his bald patch!), so it is entirely possible!

TheNebulousBoojum Mon 15-Apr-13 17:24:06

It's good though, you get to nag about how to leave the bathroom clean and decent for the next person when they are at an age to me made to do it.
Then it becomes automatic, and in a few years or so, no partner will be on here complaining about him and hair in the sink.

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 17:25:22

Oh God, I hadn't even thought about the mess and bathroom time - he's in there long enough now as it is!

bruffin Mon 15-Apr-13 17:27:08

My DS 17 is like Boojum's ds, voice actually started breaking in yr6, was 6ft at 13 and could have shaved at 12. He has just been growing a tache and a beard and his gf finally got her way and he shaved it off on Saturday. They will always be babies.

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 17:31:40

A tache and a beard?!grin

He came to my work today and my little lovelies were calling him a teenager - he was so chuffed!

BackforGood Mon 15-Apr-13 17:35:25

My ds is 16 and never seemed to go through a period of 'voice breaking' - it's just gradually got lower over the years.
He's always been loud though, so I wouldn't have clocked any difference wink

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 17:37:16

Well DS has always been quite loud too, but is now booming rather than screeching!

secretscwirrels Mon 15-Apr-13 18:13:25

Voice breaking came about a year after growth spurt and pubic hair for both of mine. One at 11 in primary school and the other at 14. When they have friends round it is very loud.
Perhaps if his voice is breaking there may be other er.. less visible changes?

bruffin Mon 15-Apr-13 19:23:35

It was just a tache in yr 7 Bigtilly. I wrote on here at the time because he was teased and called Hitler.
What got shaved off at the weekend was a tache, lots of thick curly hairs on his chin and fuzz round the rest of his face. He has inherited his granddads Greek genes which is why he is so hairy.

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 19:27:03

secret, I don't think there's any hairyness yet, but he did look a bit larger down there when I glimpsed on holidayblush

Tache in Y7shock

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