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Should You Set Limits for Pretend Play?

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Make Decisions Together

If your child’s gunplay is too gritty or his fighting is too fierce, calmly tell him you’d like him to cool it down, and work together to find a compromise. Say, “I know you’re having fun with your pretend play, but I feel a little scared by guns. Real guns can kill and I feel afraid when you point your finger at me like that.”