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    They're boys. They run, jump, punch the air, climb trees, pretend sticks are swords. The other woman had no business telling the boys how to play.

    I don't let DS play with sticks around other kids because he has a tendency to lose himself in the game but I am sure by the time he is 10 he will have had plenty of splinter, bruises, possible broken bones etc.

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    Nope, I hate it when my kids try and play with sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Yep. DS loves big sticks. Bigger the better, LOL.

    Also, that woman was being a pain in the behind busy body. Not her kids, and her kids were with her, not anywhere near the stick. Mind your own business!

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    Agreed! DS loves sticks too. I don't agree with interfering with other people's kids.

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    depends on where and when and how.

    If the beach was quiet and they were throwing it away from any one else...i would have no issue.

    If it was a busy playground...i wouldn't let them.

    A stranger yelling at me and my kids ...would be told to feck off and mind her own business lol

    By 10...the boys would be big enough to know about things that could happen...they were not hurting anyone/being offensive/breaking things...what do they expect kids to do? Sit and do nothing?? What is so bad about getting a splinter??

    Boys (and girls) should be let alone to play on occasion!! We used to run around with big metal poles pretending we were in Monkey Magic lol (kids aged 11-8)...it was awesome fun.

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    A stick? Like, a stick. From a tree?

    Yes?

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    Hey not just boys, both my DDs love sticks. My dog loves sticks too!!!
    There is a big stick, well it's more like a whole branch, by our front door at the moment and both fight over who gets to walk it to school on Monday.

    But I don't have cotton wool children.

    That lady had no right to say anything unless her children were being threatened with the stick.

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    Yes.

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    Yeah I let my boys play with sticks if they arent being too silly with them. If they are trying to full on belt someone with it then no. Other than that, why not?

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    I will let them as long as they keep it away from faces etc

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    If I thought that my children were at risk then damn straight I'd say something!

    HOWEVER... That would mean that they would have to be throwing it towards us, and that they were close enough that it might hit me or my kids.

    If they were throwing it away from us and I didn't feel my kids were at risk, then no. I wouldn't be saying anything. Not my place, and it's up to the mum to worry about whether or not her own kids are in danger from their play.

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