MUMOFAPRETEEN · 16/04/2022 14:30
Need some advice
*no judgments please!!
My son an only child has all of a sudden been confined to his room alot, I've noticed some changes, more emotional, an interest in girls ( I think judging from when he talks to his friend some crush on a girl friend of his) yes he's 10 and had a phone to keep in touch with a close friend of his in lockdown and if I pop to the shops around the corner quickly he has a phone there.
Hes older than his years to be honest, very clever and knows right from wrong so I felt was the right time for him to have a phone to speak to his friends and being an only child too, and I always check his phone ( when he doesn't know as he gets the hump!) Im guessing it looks he like might be going through the first stages of puberty. I didn't think this happened at 10 years old but his voice has also got deeper! And hes telling me to give him privacy 😱😱
The only time I can get him out of his room is for school and clubs which he has to go to when I'm at work, he's always been very active with loads of interests so this is new to us! I've been bugging him a bit as he always used to come down to talk to us now I just get this fed up grumpy look if i so much as peer my head around the door!! but not sure if I should just leave him so he can come down in his own time, I can hear him laughing away with his friends so I don't think Any issues there. I think I just miss him alot and fretting that he's going through these changes so early! Plus being in his room all day can't be healthy! Is anyone else going through anything simular and how are you handling it ?
Shiningstarr · 17/04/2022 20:36
This sounds like normal behaviour to me. I've got two boys who are now 15 and 16. I really miss how they were when they were younger, but they spend a lot of time in their bedrooms now, and are basically young men.
Sorry bit of a rubbish reply really, but just wanted to say I understand you missing him, I feel the same x
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