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Will your kids be getting one of these for Christmas?

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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A toy gun? Water gun? Toy sword?

My kids are certainly too young for something like this but I wonder how many people allow their kids to play with these toys. If you do, why? I think they promote violence and unfortunately they will not be allowed in my house... ever.


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NikkosMommy820
by Silver Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:18 PM

I am with you 100% !!!

Not in my house.....not now or ever.

shecallsmemom04
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:18 PM

no.

guns and swords are not "toys" in my home. 

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.
imthatgirl728
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:19 PM

My children won't be, but I have no problem with them.

When they were younger I always said...my kids won;t play with those. But as my kids have grown I have come to realize a foam sword is not going to undermine all the parenting I have done over the years. And if it did...I think I would have far larger problems.

mcsmom1
by Gold Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM

No, she won't be getting any toys guns for Christmas.  She already has a BB gun, pellet gun, and 20 gauge...  Let the bashing begin!

jillbailey26
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Kids will make "guns" out of sticks.  You don't need an actual gun or sword to promote imaginative gun/sword play.  It doesn't promote violence, it promotes imagination.  My boys actually work together killing ghosts and monsters.  Our house is rid of both. :)



dcdmattison03
by Silver Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM

I don't see how they promote violence. I mean they are kids playing with a "toy" gun. but whatever to each their own

monkeysmom2003
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM

wow they are just toys ... they have being around longer than most of us .. its not guns that kill its people ..(no we don't have a real gun in our home)

.(I'm Mexican but raised in the USA) I'm a stay at home mom of two kids  . a six year old boy and a two year old girl .they are my world .. my dh is American and we met in high school .we got secretly married on march 19 2003.. during spring break .  and on our honeymoon we each went to our own home to sleep , also i do believe in a god , but not in the bible. I express my self better in Spanish!

Purtyred
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM

My son was allowed toy guns and swords when he was littler and played with things like that. He also hunts with his dad and knows the proper way to handle a weapon. He's a very well mannered, well behaved teen now...no problems with violence.

notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Do you teach them not to point them at people?

I was allowed to have them as a child and our rule was to not point them at anyone's body.

Quoting jillbailey26:

Kids will make "guns" out of sticks.  You don't need an actual gun or sword to promote imaginative gun/sword play.  It doesn't promote violence, it promotes imagination.  My boys actually work together killing ghosts and monsters.  Our house is rid of both. :)


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by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM

My son's getting his very own machine gun..

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