We have a nearly 5 year old son who is exuberant and wonderfully affectionate/active. On the other hand, his actions can often become dangerous and seemingly violent to those around him. From what I see, it seems to be the age-appropriate stage of testing boundaries, learning to connect with others, and generally figuring out where one's space ends and another's begins. He doesn't intentionally do things to hurt others (usually), but so often forgets to be mindful of those who may be in his path. He has a little sister, so I really worry at times about letting them play alone long enough to, say, take a shower. :) He is also roughly the size of your average 6-7 year old- about 50 inches, 50 lbs. So his wonderful, abundant energy and playful movements cause real pain and damage pretty regularly.
He responds very well to books and videos better than to a one-on-one conversation with me or his dad. We have been reading one of the "Kindergators" books called "Hands Off, Harry", which is somewhat helpful. I'm looking to explore the topic more with him in the form of books and videos. Do any of you have recommendations for such resources that you've found helpful? I don't want to shame him or punish him, but too often I get close out of frustration.