Roughhousing

My kids play too rough. That's what the daycare provider says. She's terrified for them and, I guess, other children keep getting kicked and shoved accidentally.

My kids just have a lot of energy and like to play this way. They seem to really enjoy it and shriek with laughter for hours.

But I have to curtail it somehow.

How? They have ridiculous amounts of energy and my daughter (5 yrs) is borderline ADD-ish (can bounce off the walls for hours but can settle down, focus and do schoolwork when told to.) The little one (2 yrs) can keep up with her pace pretty well.

They don't eat sugar. I don't like to spank and anyway, it has little effect.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

DS has oodles and oodles of energy. I found that he does best with tons and tons of structure, with ways to get his energy out. For example, yesterday we had a "dance party", where I put a Glee CD in and we danced around. I take him out into the snow and let him romp around it in. But, we have "quiet" activities also, putting puzzles together, reading ect. I make sure he knows my expectations of the way he acts.

He tends to get a little wild when other kids are around, so we talk about "no roughhousing" we can play with XXXX while so and so is here.
My kids can be pretty rough too. The older one (age 3) will push his little brother (age 1) if he takes a toy from him or whatnot. They also run around and get crazy and hug/wrestle each other. I try to redirect them if they're too rambunctious, and C gets time-out for being purposefully shoving and pushing.
Getting a trampoline worked wonders for my VERY energetic son (and my not-so-energetic kids also). They can bounce on it just about every day of the year, rain, shine, or snow. It's one toy that has gotten nearly constant use for over a decade now.
Getting a trampoline worked wonders for my VERY energetic son (and my not-so-energetic kids also). They can bounce on it just about every day of the year, rain, shine, or snow. It's one toy that has gotten nearly constant use for over a decade now.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
But aren't they incredibly dangerous???

My daughter used to play on one and loved it. But then I heard about all of the paralysis and broken bones resulting. One of her little friends broke her arm on one. I 'd never thought one way or another about them...until i started hearing that they are practically death traps. Now I'm terrified of them. Thoughts?
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Getting a trampoline worked wonders for my VERY energetic son (and my not-so-energetic kids also). They can bounce on it just about every day of the year, rain, shine, or snow. It's one toy that has gotten nearly constant use for over a decade now.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
But aren't they incredibly dangerous???

My daughter used to play on one and loved it. But then I heard about all of the paralysis and broken bones resulting. One of her little friends broke her arm on one. I 'd never thought one way or another about them...until i started hearing that they are practically death traps. Now I'm terrified of them. Thoughts?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000

No. We have a safety net surrounding it to keep them from falling off, and flips are not allowed. It's pretty darn safe.
DS plays very energetically at times...and I enjoy it but remind him that he has to "pay attention to what his body is doing"

I also have a smaller trampoline for him, with a handle for him to hold on to. He can use it indoors year-round to burn off his energy...about half our year is winter-like weather, so a full size trampoline is out of the question.
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