Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: standing in a doorway
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we do not watch any sort of violence on tv. I think my definition of aggressive play isn't what most of the PP's are talking about. I don't have a problem with playful wrestling, chasing, tag, etc. But I do not allow any sort of play fighting, hitting, shooting, swordplay, and other stuff like that. Some of my friends say it's just because I have girls, but I know that they draw the line in a totally different place with their boys than I do with my girls, so it's impossible to say if it's really a boy/girl thing or not.
I know there's one boy in playgroup who is allowed to watch very violent tv and movies, he plays very roughly with the other kids, even one of the other boys told me he didn't like him because he was kind of mean to him. This boy, the aggressive one, almost always ends up making someone cry when he's there. He just doesn't understand about hurting people and why we don't like that. But there's so much more to his aggressiveness than just the tv he's allowed to watch. His mother spanks him. If it's ok for her to hit him, how can he ever learn it's not ok to hit other kids?