Reaction or Overreaction?

So, I have a few questions. But first, the problem. Or maybe it really isn’t a problem. I’m not sure yet.

You see, before Choo-choo, I had never spent much time with two or three year old boys. My job at a daycare didn’t last long, and there were more than just boys in that class. I baby-sat my nephew for a while, but that was so long ago I don’t really remember.

Lately when Choo-choo plays, he crashes his toys into all his other toys. Like, they are friends and everything’s cool, then BAM! SMASH! CRASH!!

This heightens my anxiety for one, because it’s really loud, and for two, because I don’t want him thinking it’s okay to hit or smash anyone or anything. I want him to be kind and considerate. I tell him often not to hit and that he might hurt someone. He comes back with the fact that his toy friends are not hurt and keeps playing the way he wants to.

So, my question: Am I just overreacting? Is this completely normal boy behavior? Or normal for a three year old no matter their gender? Should I be doing something about this? Or just let it go?

He’s a super sweet kid outside of this. He is kind, loving, gentle. This is why I don’t know if I need to worry or not. And if not, how do I calm my anxiety about it?

Author: stepbackandbreathe33

I am a writer, mother, wife, and fighter in the battle against depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.

2 thoughts on “Reaction or Overreaction?”

  1. That is VERY normal behavior for boys. I swear it’s in their genetics just like little girls instinctively cradle baby dolls. When Diesel was a child he and his brother did the same things. I was always mystified by them because I grew up with a sister. I never had boys in my life. So the two of them confused and scared me. But, both of them have grown to be kind, caring, even tempered, considerate young men. Soon those loud noises will become normal and eventually u will miss hearing it. I do.


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