It might help to sit down and engage in that pretend play with him. When you see things taking a violent turn, redirect him and give him other options for how the ‘storyline’ can go that do not involve shooting, etc. Some regular ‘coaching’ like that may help him play more positively when he’s on his own.
My son and daughter are 4 years apart and, until recently, tolerated each other well. But recently, every little thing causes a blow up between them. My daughter is in a relatively uncooperative toddler phase, and my son who is older, loses patience with her quickly. How do you teach an older sibling to have more patience with a little one?
New Year’s Eve is a fun holiday…but definitely geared more for adults than kids. Anyone have ideas for making NYE a kid-friendly affair for those in the group who may still be too little to stay up until midnight? Would love some ideas. Thanks.