Tell me what your 10 year old Boy is like?
hulahoopsilove · 10/01/2015 10:06
Would be interesting to hear from others with boys age 10 years. What they are like, behaviour etc...
Mine is very grounded at school, very well behaved at school, helpful at school, compassionate and considerate to others at school, likes to join in discussions at school, polite and well mannered at school - btw this is feedback from teachers
sometimes not always but noticably more so these days he is:
Demanding, sometimes very rude in the way he speaks to us, wants his own way and goes moody when he doesnt get it, dictates to us sometimes btw he's an only child not sure if that has any essence
It's almost as if sometimes he's the opposite at home to how he is at school
Not sure if its puberty kicking in
CarolDW · 12/01/2015 14:32
I don't know how my DS is at school but he's OK at home, he can be very demanding if he wants food or if he wants to see his friends but other than that he behaves well. He speaks politely to me and DH and doesn't retaliate when his older brother winds him up and annoys him. I'm interested to see if his behaviour will change when puberty comes.
joshandjamie · 13/01/2015 13:43
I have two boys - 9 and 11. The 11 yo was vile when 9 and 10. He has his moments now, but seems to be less bad than he was. He is a highly sensitive child and a lot of his issues were a symptom of that.
The 9 year old is actually seriously making me consider boarding school. He is very bright, wilful and must get his own way. He is very independent. His teachers say he is fine at school, if a little controversial (he raises topics deemed a bit risque for his age group but he always has a valid point - he's just a lot older than his years). But at home he unleashes his attitude and I genuinely am at a loss as to how to deal with it. I have tried everything to no avail. He answers back, has a smart mouth, must win an argument, is rude, disrespectful and purposefully tries to wind people up. I am exhausted.
squeezycheesy · 13/01/2015 13:46
Cuddly and snuggly, reads a lot, would rather do family things than anything else. No problems at school, friendly and popular. He's an absolute delight . Haven't seen any change due to age - he's just an older version of what he always was. Sounds like I'm boasting, but, really, am just trying to stand up for 10-year-olds!
Clueing4looks · 13/01/2015 13:53
Mine will be 10 in March and he is hilarious - he has a very dry sense of humour and is very quick witted. Not really outdoorsy, would rather play on his wii u, with lego or draw, never wanted to ride a bike but has a go kart that he spray painted like a mario kart. He's a bit of a mummy's boy and loves a cuddle and will sit on my lap for hours to watch a film. Hope this doesn't change much
TheFirstOfHerName · 13/01/2015 13:55
At school: never puts a foot wrong. Hard-working, kind to his friends, independent, organised, likes having responsibility, a total conformist, a "pleasure to teach" type of child.
At home: demanding, testing, untidy, whiny, clingy, affectionate, mostly helpful, not kind enough to his brother (who has ASD).
OldBeanbagz · 14/01/2015 14:15
At school - well behaved and studious, loves sport, plays with his small group of friends but is very introverted and rarely speaks to anyone else
At home - he's a lovely boy who confidently chats away to us all evening, full of energy, adventerous and eager to try new things/foods etc.
Contraryish · 15/01/2015 08:19
At school, he's had some issues with friendships. He can be a bit quirky and was picked on for a while. The ringleader managed to convince most of the class to be mean to him and things were tough for a while. The teachers stepped in, whereupon most of the children in the class realised he was actually OK and there was no reason to pick on him. Now things have settled and while he's still not the most popular, he's happier in himself. Enjoys school, though, and normally relishes the prospect of homework.
At home, he's generally chilled. Mostly has his head stuck in a book, but can hold a good conversation and is very interested in science and how things work. He has a head like a sieve though, and needs reminding to do anything, although he's getting better. He's rarely stroppy and is not a patch on his little sister, but that's another story.
Contraryish · 15/01/2015 08:21
Oh, and he loves a cuddle. I'm making the most of it because I know it won't last forever!
He also loves our animals, and is often found with a cat or two curled up on his lap and a dog snuggled up next to him.
beatricequimby · 17/01/2015 22:12
Nearly 11. Conscientious, bookish, sensible but disorganised. Gets on well with siblings, gets on fine with people at school but isn't one of the popular ones. Haven't noticed any changes in behaviour and attitude yet but it msy be just around the corner.
Alexaa · 17/01/2015 23:29
Just turned 11 but hasn't changed drastically since 2014.
At school: Does best in maths and shows a lot of interest when studying science in short modules. Likes to read but isn't a bookworm, tries hard and is rarely in trouble but isn't a teacher's pet. Only way he gets teacher's attention is when he finishes the tenth worksheet when most kids are on sheet 2.
At home: Obsessed with sports and is overly organised (shows signs of slight OCD), can be moody and just wants to succeed at everything even though I've explained that's not possible. Recently started playing his guitar voluntarily!!
SittingInTheKitchenSink · 23/01/2015 13:09
hah... I'd just turned to the wise people of Mumsnet to find out about 10 yo boys and saw this post...
Mine is: geeky, obssessed with minecraft and computers and science, a huge reader (gets dressed while sitting on the floor with his toes holding open a book), will give me cuddles and hold my hand, talkative (and how...), not in the least shy. Also whiny, emotional, prone to anger, tantrums and crying (at home, in class, in activities), helps around the house only when forced (or when I'm clearly near breaking point)
TBH none of this is really a change from how he's been for the last few years. Don't think puberty has really started to kick in any way.
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MoltenBrownChocolate · 23/01/2015 13:44
OP I could have written you post, apart from Ds not being an only child. At school he is angelic, helpful, funny, friendly, kind, well liked and hard working (to a degree)
At home he is argumentative over almost everything, he is lazy and generally unhelpful. I'd say I enjoy his company only about 30% of the time we spend together. TBH I don't know what to do for the best, I hate being a nagging mum but seem to have become one. He's young for his age though so definitely not the onset of puberty.
If you have any tips they'd be gratefully received
Taffeta · 25/01/2015 08:38
DS is 11 and has a younger DD. Fiercely competitive, totally obsessed with football (plays x 5 pw), bright, heart on sleeve, feels injustice keenly, quick temper, low impulse control when "losing", well behaved in lessons, keen, eager to please. Very bothered about how he appears to others, is popular and wants to be seen as cool. ( this does my head in, he's becoming a bit of a sheep). But he is kind and I've not been aware that he's ever been nasty or spiteful to any others (apart from his sister, every day).
He's generally a nice kid, hard work yes but straightforward.
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