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Old 04-13-2013, 06:43 AM   #16
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Re: S/O boys will be boys

Boys (and girls) need an outlet for all their energy. But boys are very capable of learning when it is and isn't appropriate. I habe 2 girls and a boy. My girls enjoy rough housing to a degree (dd2 more than dd1) but ds needs time to run and ideally rough house with dh. He has a tendoncy to get naughty if he doesn't get his time to get the energy out. If dh rough houses with him he really gets that energy out. But I wouldn't tolerate that kind of rough housing with many other people. And he knows not to push his sisters around unless it is part of game they've agreed to play and even then I sometimes stop the game because they don't need to be getting so rough with each other. Same goes for when he starts makng friends - especially boys.
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