For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire

Aggressive play

I try to teach peaceful conflict resolution. But I'm dealing with a four year old! Little H. loves fighting games, superheros, anything that shoots, blasts, grapples or punches. He said the other day, "Sorry for shooting you mama, I know you're delicate". Oh boy. I told him in fact I was quite tough, but no one likes to be shot at. Can't we all just get along?

Is this just part of being a boy? Has he been exposed to too much Spiderman media (I blame his friends at daycare)? Should I just go along with it or try and mellow him out?