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    No weapons, no Bratz type toys. I'm not a big fan of video games and we don't own any gaming stuff, but he's only 3, so no doubt I'll probably cave on that one later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    No bratz, monster high, or 'tarty' looking dolls. Sorry Gothchick



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    Haha totally no worries, I can't believe I ever bought her them myself, goes against all my beliefs when it comes to barbies and the likes...but they are just soooo cool!

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    I don't really have any issues with certain toys out there. DD1 has barbies, nerf guns, makeup kits, wii, nintendo ds. I don't care for the bratz dolls much but DD1 loves playing the wii bratz games. I wouldn't be bothered if she received one as a gift but I wouldn't buy her one. I haven't bought her any barbies either, they are all gifts.

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    No guns, war or army toys.. That goes for knives, weapons etc. Only thing close he has is a light sabre and I only allowed that because he's obsessed with Star Wars and light sabre's are made up.. Not real.
    Oh, and not electronic gaming consoles, including DS.. I've told him he can have a DS when hes 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    DH and I are arguing about this now! I don't think guns, swords or even piñatas (encouraging kids to beat animals with sticks dose not seem normal to me!) but he thinks it's normal, all boys play with guns, water pistols etc as did he and he turned out ok! DS is only 18 months so is not at that age yet but it still worries me!
    Easy way around the pinata... Paper mache a Balloon with 2 layers and paint it.. No animals being beaten.. Just a brightly coloured hard balloon filled with treats

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughLove View Post
    No Bratz or similar dolls. This is fine, because she prefers Marvel dolls anyway.
    No makeup kits.
    None of the Fur-Real or Zuuzuu pets things, simply because I despise the random, loud noises they make. Also, I heartily disapprove of Fur-Real's "teacup puppies in a handbag" toys.

    Other than that, she can play with anything. Her toy room is a giant bookshelf with her mini-daybed under the window for reading, a giant lego box, a storage unit with a pull-out tub for dinosaurs, superheros, My Little Pony, Schleich {spelling?} animal collection, and army collection. Her army collection was my grandfather's, and has Australian, American, German, Japanese and Russian men, tanks, cars, weapons and buildings.

    Then she has a vintage writing desk, the wooden ones that has an ink pot holder, and the desk lifts up for storing books. That's where all her colouring books, paper and pens are. Then a giant dollhouse and dolls, a pile of soft toys, and an 'assorted' toybox, which has things like yoyos, spinning tops, horns, toy cars and trucks, and other random things in it.
    she has a stove, mop, broom, iron, mini kitchen and a mini toolchest as well.

    I won't stop my boys having toy guns. Guns don't kill people, killers with guns kill people, and if they don't have a gun, it's a knife, a baton, a sword, hell, even a sharp stick will do if someone is determined to hold up a store or seriously injure someone.
    Guns are not a weapon unless used as such, and it is extremely possible for guns to be used in a responsible manner.
    The only time kids get a hold on guns at home is if they're being stored in an irresponsible manner. LEGALLY they have to be in a gun safe, with ammunition and the guns stored seperately, and when PROPERLY set up, it can't be broken into by children, or by anyone who doesn't have the combination.

    I will promote responsible ownership, not baseless paranoia, much in the same manner that I've taught DD not to discriminate against certain dog breeds.
    Im not trying to argue.. But if guns are not weapons.. What are they for? Shooting animals? In my book shooting anything except green bottles would not be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Im not trying to argue.. But if guns are not weapons.. What are they for? Shooting animals? In my book shooting anything except green bottles would not be OK.

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    Guns can be just as entertaining as any other sport when used as a PP mentioned. I totally agree with the guns don't kill people, people kill people. Its like saying speed kills...well it doesn't the impact does. It's totally safe to go fast..until you hit something well guns are totally safe until you start using them to shoot people.

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    Basically the only thing is game consoles. I won't be buying any of them for dd she can play them when at friends or cousins as long as there not violent games. But won't be buying them. I dont want the constant hassle of her asking me to play them or having her just constantly playing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Guns can be just as entertaining as any other sport when used as a PP mentioned. I totally agree with the guns don't kill people, people kill people. Its like saying speed kills...well it doesn't the impact does. It's totally safe to go fast..until you hit something well guns are totally safe until you start using them to shoot people.
    I get that... But my question was.. What do you use them for? As far as I understand guns are for killing things (animals and people).. Are you telling me the only thing you do with guns is shoot green bottles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    I get that... But my question was.. What do you use them for? As far as I understand guns are for killing things (animals and people).. Are you telling me the only thing you do with guns is shoot green bottles?

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