What do you think about letting kids play with toy guns/knifes Good or Bad & why

United States
December 5, 2006 11:10pm CST
I thought this would be a good topic to bring up alot of poeple now days are saying it is bad it teaches them violence and so on well I think that it is the parents responsibility to teach the child the diffrence between pretend and real life and explain it is ok to pretend but not ok to do it for real what do you think?
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@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
6 Dec 06
i agree with you,little boy have played like this for yrs and yrs,its all how they are brought up.
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@Krysha (48)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Its not the toys that make a child do bad things...its parenting I'd have to agree that without cops and robbers or cowboys and indians my brothers and I would have been extremly bored.
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• India
6 Dec 06
I think it is really dangerous items. We must keep the kids far from that. Definitely it is bad only
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
6 Dec 06
i would never allow my children to play with weapons of any type, even toys. Children must know weapons exist for one thing, and one thing only, to kill things, i really dont think its a good idea to introduce children to this kind of thing
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10 Dec 06
I own a toy shop and refuse to stock them, or any toy that has a violent element. The weight of evidence suggests that violent play leads to increased misbehaviour. Of course, this isn't for every child, just on average. However, the 'it never did me any harm' argument still isn't valid. There are plenty of toys on the market to choose from without taking the risk that violent toys do some harm to your child's development.
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• United States
10 Dec 06
I agree with you thank you very much
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• India
10 Dec 06
i dont think its good
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