For any of you who have children, and any of you who have boys, and any of you whose boys aren’t year 4 1/2 – 5 years old … beware. There will come a moment, seemingly overnight, when they turn into the Hulk.
They will roar. They will charge. They will turn green. They will hit. Scream. Pull. They will turn more belligerent than you can imagine. Rage will seemingly fill they’re every pore. Then they will cry and whine on the turn of a dime and leave you wondering if your son has early stages of a manic personality. And it will frustrate you beyond words.
“What happened?” “What did we do wrong?” “Why is he so angry?” “I’d like to strangle him right now” My only guess – testosterone hit like shot of steroids into his thigh. There seems to be just one remedy. Fill his life with manly things. Yes, manly things (run for the hills!) Army guys. Sword fighting. Tackling. Wrestling. Football. Rough play. And fathers, this means you — get active. Get rough. Shoot some “guns” with your son. It doesn’t mean you’ll not want to kill him, but you\’ll help channel all that bent up … EEERRRRR … into good bonding experiences.