DS is nearly 9 and currently in Year 4. And just recently he has been full of attitude.
“Sorreee-ah”. I hear that so much these days, with zero feeling behind it.
“If I have to” *sigh*. That’s another one that I get quite a lot.
“It wasn’t me-ah”. Yep, pretty common here.
And of course there is the general huffing and puffing, arm crossing and stomping around that you expect from pre-teens.
I’m sure this is normal nearly 9 year old behaviour, but how we respond to it might be different.
We have told him that we’ll speak to him in the same way, but when we’ve tried that it leads to a full on “stop taking the mickey out of me” meltdown.
When we’ve ignored it, he gets stompier and louder.
And politely asking him to stop speaking to us like that doesn’t get us anywhere.
Any more ideas? We’re at a loss with this behaviour but feel it’s only a matter of time before it starts to spill over to friends, family and school.