This is an issue which has come up with my 6 year old son at the park recently. (I should mention that he is the only other child his age at the park with any supervision, so talking to the other kids parents is not an option) It seems that play fighting is the favorite game of most of the 6 year old boys in our neighborhood. We don't allow play fighting in the house, but I'm not sure if I should step in and stop it at the park as well. Part of my dilemma lies in the fact that my son has a neurological condition which makes appropriate social interration difficult for him, so we are really working on him being acepted by the neighborhood kids. We homeschool, and he does well with the other homeschoolers, but I also want him to be able to fit in with the neighborhood children. I don't liek the ides of him play fighting, but I think it may be good for him learning physical boundaries as he tends to get out of line in this way. While I can control what my child does, I can't control the other children and I do not want to make him excluded from playing with them. What do you think?
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5/26/02 at 7:45am