Jennifer in Dearborn Heights contacted us to ask if she was over-reacting to this situation: Her 7 year old son loved the "Lone Ranger" movie. Jennifer bought him the "Big Tex Holster Set" (picture left). When Jennifer's son went for a playdate and took the toy gun, her son got sent back home... because of the toy gun. Jennifer is struggling with how she feels about this situation. How would you react?
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I gave Jennifer the best advice I could... HOUSE RULES RULE... It probably wasn't easy for the other mom to send Jennifer's son home with his toy guns, but Jen has to respect the house rules when her son is having a playdate: the same goes for when Jennifer has kids over for playdates at HER house. Respect the house rules.
As for the toy gun issue in general, I'd say education is KEY. I'm not here to tell you guns are bad. I will tell you that education is ESSENTIAL. MY OPINION: make sure your kids are old mature enough to understand toys from not toys... regardless of your feelings on the issue of toy guns in general.