I didn't let my son look at any TV until after he was 2. Started off with the usual stuff (almost exclusively PBS Kids). As he got older, I introduced other videos like Disney/Pixar. Around 3 yrs old, I threw in stuff I liked and grew up with (super heroes, Looney Tunes, and because of a young cousin who was already into it, Star Wars).
Of course, during playtime he wants to pretend to be these characters and act out the stories. He has a great imagination and memory. I reinforce that what he sees on TV isn't real and that when we play we have to be careful and not hurt anyone. But, now all he wants to do is fight and is hitting and punching kids at pre-k. I talk to him about it and he says that there were bad guys. I ask who hit first and why didn't he tell a teacher. He looks me in the eye and tells me they hit first as the teacher tells me that he is almost always the aggressor.
What can I do to stop my child from turning into a mean bully?View Thread