How Do You Stop the Infamous Pre-Teen Mouth?12:38 PM
So, the other day, I finally discovered a way to deal with the infamous "mouth"of my tween. After screaming at me that I was "torturing him" for correcting something he did and that he "hates this day," I quietly escorted him to his room without a word, told him to get in bed calmly and informed him that when dinner was ready I would give it to him in his bed.
When it was time for dinner, I placed the plate on his bed without a word and walked out. Right before sending the others to bed, I went in and said only "goodnight." As I was leaving the room, he called out an apology for his actions and asked for a kiss (highly uncommon for a knowitall tween.)
The next day he was extra well behaved and we haven't heard from the "mouth" lately. So, how do you deal with the infamous mouth of a pre-teen. In my house, we deal with it with calm quiet and it seems to work just fine. How do you deal with mouthiness from your pre-teen or teenager?