Is it necessary to allow children (ages 8, 6 and almost 4) to engage in rough housing: running, jumping and wrestling in the house? My son lives with me with his 3 children. He allows this rough play and behavior and thinks I am too strict.
The kids jump on furniture, including their beds, throw things (pillows, toys, etc.) and basically run wild whenever they do not see an adult in the room.
I ignore a lot of their rough play ... noise, constant movement, etc., but have a very hard time accepting the "rough housing" as appropriate behavior.
We live in the Midwest, so it's not possible to let them play outdoors during winter months.
Thanks for your help!