My son will be 4 in August. He is a sweet boy. A late in life baby with older sibs...so a bit spoiled and VERY willfull...gets that from me! Anyway we took him to the park yesterday. He loves to run and climb on the equipment. But after we were there for a bit he started to roar at other kids and chase them. One little girl was climbing up a ladder and he was up top and I saw him put his foot out as if to step on the top of her head. I was freaked out! I have never seen him behave this way. I don't want him a social outcast because he is a bully. Like I said very uncharacteristic of him..what should I do? He loves other kids and usually get along pretty well. I told him at the time to be nice and stepping on people was unacceptable behavior but is that enough? I don't want him going off to school and being a behavior problem and not having friends because he is mean.
Answer by salexander at 10:19 AM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 AM on Apr. 9, 2009
That's not a boys will be boys thing and it really rubs me the wrong way when some folks say that. That's unacceptable and you just have to let him know that and if he does it again there must be some kind of punishment. What you said to him is enough unless it happens again.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Apr. 9, 2009
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:48 AM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:57 AM on Apr. 9, 2009
Sounds like he was using his imagination and pretending he was a dragon or a lion or dinosaur! Some kids are just more rambunctious than others and it really sounds like he was playing not being mean. I think just guide him to the proper behavior and not over worry about it.
Answer by goaliemom93 at 11:17 AM on Apr. 9, 2009
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Answer by MizKizzy at 12:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
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