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Should You Set Limits for Pretend Play?

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Allow Kids Some Leeway

No study has linked pretend gunplay to future violent behavior, and Dr. Brown says studies linking superhero play to violence can be misleading. Furthermore, many child experts agree that forbidding play fighting entirely makes it more appealing—by pushing it underground, you give it more intrigue and power. Instead, allow your child to play and keep the issue open for discussion.