As boys enter puberty, most parents feel like their son has become a different child. He wants to argue about everything, and he looks for every opportunity to be away from home with his friends. These changes might have caught you off guard and you might not be sure how to respond.
All adolescents are not the same. Some mature a little faster or slower than others. When I talk to parents about what content they want to teach their adolescent about puberty, each one has their own idea about when and what to teach their child.
By the time your son is 11-years-old, he has entered puberty and you have likely seen lots of changes in him.
No matter what the age of your adolescent, as you reflect back upon the year, there are high points and low points in your parenting. It is like you need a whole new playbook as you encounter hormone swings and changing brain function.
Although your adolescent is pushing for freedom, especially if they are a young teen, a loss of boundaries is going to make him or her feel insecure. Certainly, the boundaries must begin to change because they are not children anymore, but they still need them.