Join Date: May 2007
Location: I live in Evans Georgia
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My son is three and he loves weapons and super heroes and play fighting. I didn't really get time it seemed to think about when these things were ok to introduce because of all the males in the family, DH and his uncles. Anyway, it wasn't a problem until recently, a smaller problem comparatively is that he walks up to kids he doesn't know and tries to play fight with them without introduction. But recently he has started hitting when he is angry or in inappropriate ways. Last night he punched his Dad in the face because he tried to pick him up and carry him to bed when he didn't want to go. This morning he was playing with his pet rabbit and started punching it. That was just too much for me and I just lost it. ( yelling,agast, removed the rabbit, ranting, and crying) I dont like violence it sickens me. I was ok with the playing hero but if that is to blame for the other behaviors then I dont want any of it. The other day he punched some little girls at the park because they told him not to pet their dog. He seems to understand that hitting people is not okay but then it keeps happening again.
Hitting an innocent creature is not okay on any level. I was just so horrified I couldn't even try to put it in any perspective that allows for his age or the fact that he told me he was trying to play with the rabbit. He is usually so gentle with animals, and also with babies and girls(boys he trys to play fight with) But recently the hitting has increased. I just dont know what to do.