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Old 12-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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reading the bratz thread got me thinking what toys i would say no no to david once the time comes. rght now ive told him NO to toys that are just plain ugly IMO LOL but not that i would ban as of right now. kwim??? LOL
i know dh would say big fat no to the playstation and all that game stuff.
what else on your household??

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Old 12-28-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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Yeah, Dh and I have decided to say no to toy guns at least. I think I would say no to knives or swords but ask me again when he's older.
My nephew really wanted those star wars laser thingies (huge brain fart on that one, LOL) and I'm not sure if we'll have a ban on NO weapons or just no really (possibly) violent ones.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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Re: s/o: inappropriate toys for boys

i was thinking of that too but i grew up with 3 bros and we played that stuff all the time , now im steadfast against those things. so i dunno if i would do that . although david pretends with other stuff to be a gun. so maybe he just wont need that. ive seent hose pirate the caribean swords and OH MY! those kinda scary IMO. they huuuge. i gotta wait on that like kim too though
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I think I also said I would never give my kids fast food. See how far that got me, LOL!!
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Re: s/o: inappropriate toys for boys

I'm fine with toy guns, knives, swords, whatever. My husband and I are both fairly skilled with both handguns and rifles, and my father is a gunsmith with quite the arsenal. So, Henry will be growing up immersed in what is often refered to as the "gun culture" and I see toy guns as a great way to begin teaching firearm safety and responsible gun ownership at a very young age.

Video games of any kind are no-nos until he is at least in high school, though. Not so much because I have a problem with the violence or anything like that, I'd just rather him be outside playing or using his imagination, instead of glued to a television screen.
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no gaming stuff or electronic toys..

I hate things that need batteries...
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:18 PM   #8
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I see toy guns as a great way to begin teaching firearm safety and responsible gun ownership at a very young age.


I didnt want any toy guns, but MIL bought him one behind my back. SOOO we just made some basic rules. He cant shoot in the house and he cant shoot people or animals.

He follows these rules because he knows if he doesnt, it will be taken away. He "shot" me when he got it (because he was mad at me) and it was taken away for like 6 months and he hasnt broken the rules since.
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No toy weapons, that includes guns, knives, swords... I've recently cleared out everything that takes batteries as well, so no more electronic stuff. Video games we will allow in moderation. DS's dad and I are gamers (when we have time) ourselves so they're already in the house. However, we only own strategy-type games anyway (like RPGs and such) so no shooting, car-stealing, hooker beating games. (Namely Grand Theft Auto. LOL)
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NHowever, we only own strategy-type games anyway (like RPGs and such) so no shooting, car-stealing, hooker beating games. (Namely Grand Theft Auto. LOL)
Oh my goodness, I had never even seen this game IRL until a little boy was playing it at my sisters house this weekend. I could not believe the filth that came out of that game. I can't believe parents let their kids play that.

So for us, no video games (educational ones maybe ok), and no guns. Swords and other weapons are ok when used in their cultural content (ie. katanas, knunchucks, etc).
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