Truth is that children can be and often are by nature aggressive individuals. If you ever watched a room full of kindergartners let loose to play freely with toys with no adult supervision you would witness varying levels of aggressive behavior.
We live in a world that glorifies parenthood. Nearly every commercial on television or in magazines – seems to show cute little babies with perfectly happy and content moms and dads who seem to be living ‘the dream.’
Around the age of two (sometimes earlier), something strange begins to quickly develop with your children. That ‘something’ comes in the form of surprising wave of willfulness and stubbornness that rapidly becomes part of their personality.
Often, the dreams of having a large family can be squashed by the constant sounds of sibling bickering. Seems like you can’t go anywhere with your family, or walk in a room where the kids are congregated together without immediately having to arm yourself with a referee shirt and whistle.
It’s no secret that we live in a Barbie idolizing society. Little girls are targeted at an early age to understand that in the scope of femininity, appearances matter. A lot.
For a lot of families, the number one reason NOT to have a gun in the home is because they also have children in the home. Having a gun obviously leads to the risk of unintentional use that could cause a fatal injury to a family member.
In the end, life is not all fun and games. When children learn how to win, and how to lose at a young age – athletics are a beneficial subsidy to life.
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