a question for guys (not about design)
Ok so i have a kid, he's one and a half now, a bit more. He's a delicate little soul, very timid and shy around strangers. Recently he's discovered bugs, and while they fascinate him, his natural instinct seems to be to go 'STOMP!' when he's done looking. I tend to prevent the stomp and tell him we should let the bug go on with his little life and not hurt him. But recently my mom has been at me about how boys are different (she's never raised one, she only has me and she grew up with 2 sisters) and they need to be allowed to express that instinctive aggression or they grow up repressed and stuff.
so did you guys feel the compulsion to hurt things when you were little? Do you let your kids do it? I realize i'm about to get a very interesting gamut of answers but i have no idea who else to ask.