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rmc1021 posted:
my son is 12 just started middle school, he wont talk to me about sex , I guess he is embarrased, there was an incident on the bus ,all the kids were haywire and he grabbed one of the girls head and pushed it towards his private area, anyway he was suspendd for a week, all the kids are talking about sex but he wont talk to me, also he has been real mouthy and defiant, Please I need some suggestions, i know he is going thru alot of changes and want to be supportive, but his mouth is also getting him in trouble in school

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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and Welcome rmc1021 -

Tween boys are going through many changes and now is the time for them to understand how words and actions can impact how others view them.

If a weeks suspension has not made an impression, it may be time to talk with his pediatrician or school counselor to open up a dialog. Also, show him our Teen Boys' Health Center, it will give him a chance to surf around and look up information on his own.

Challenge him to take this quiz-
Teen Guys Quiz: Test Your Puberty IQ

Here are a few other resources to get conversations started -
What Your Teen Isn't Telling You
Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Talking to Teens About Sex - Directory

Let us know if this is helpful,
Elizabeth
 
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RubyClaire responded:
No need to think, some guys feel awkward to talk about Sex but they like to do it. Your son is clever enough DONT WORRY.


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