It’s completely normal for children, particularly boys to play rough. Play serves all kinds of purposes for kids, including working our social interactions, developing motor skills, exercising imagination, and not least, burning off energy.
Play serves all different kinds of purposes for kids, including working out social interactions, developing motor skills, exercising imagination, and, not least, burning off energy. And perhaps, it’s something in our natures; consider the way lion cubs and pups engage in rough play to hone their hunting skills?
Boys, in particular seem to like physically interactive play. However, it’s beneficial and fun for both sexes to play this way.
Of course, children should be supervised and provided with a safe environment for such play as it can potentially become dangerous, for example a much older child tackling a smaller, younger one.
It’s important to remember that children are by their very nature, tough and resilient.