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Punchbag for 6 year old...AIBU

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GigiB Fri 04-Mar-16 19:14:57

I'm thinking of getting a punchbag for my son, with gloves the works. He keeps getting hurt as he has so much energy and throws himself around, he also gets very frustrated at school and home as he says he's always being bossed around..

I do a boxercise class (with gloves and pads) and find it a brilliant exercise and massive stress relief... I'm thinking he might box it out too.

Could this totally backfire or is it a good idea?

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 04-Mar-16 19:15:58

I think it's fine. Good idea.

scarednoob Fri 04-Mar-16 19:17:25

I had a boxing tube until recently - my nieces and nephew and all my friends' kids LOVED having a go! If you teach him how to do it properly (and of course not to use it on any annoying siblings etc wink), I think it's a great idea

sleepwhenidie Fri 04-Mar-16 19:20:25

I think (but may be wrong) that it would be difficult to find a soft enough punch bag for a 6yo, hitting pads is much more forgiving as the person padding controls the resistance, I'd have thought a 6yo would find a punchbag akin to hitting a wall smile. But find a kickboxing or boxing class for him (excellent for self discipline as well as catharsis) and maybe a soccer bopper he can punch and kick without gloves, even some gloves and pads for you to use with him?

Katenka Fri 04-Mar-16 20:13:45

You need the right ouch bag. As he is a beginner and a child.

Me and my two kids (11 and 5) do kick boxing. The youngest started at 4z

He isn't allowed to use our dojos ouch bags yet as the are not soft enough.

We have focus mitts at home for the kids to practise on. I or dh hold them.

I would consider martial arts. Both kids confidence, fitness and concentration levels have shot up. Dd also has new found sense of determination that she didn't have before.

Wish we had done it when she was younger.

Katenka Fri 04-Mar-16 20:14:20

I picked the focus mitts up at sports direct really cheap

GigiB Sat 05-Mar-16 11:44:06

Thanks smile for good advice on what to get ... I think I will go for it but make sure i get a specialist kids one...

VoldysGoneMouldy Sat 05-Mar-16 11:47:21

I don't think teaching a six year old the way to handle frustration at school or home is to hit something tbh.

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