This book and kids

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Re: This book and kids

Post by Faithmwangi » 07 May 2018, 10:56

I don't think this is an appropriate book for kids.I had rather they go for mystery instead

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Post by Erick Bixen » 07 May 2018, 15:23

zilizopita1998 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 10:51
This book may just be appropriate for kids, especially boys, because they do love things to do with guns e.g Action movies

Yeah, boys are found of guns.

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 08 May 2018, 02:35

Perhaps it may be read to teenagers by their parents so that they may know about issues like gun regulation and immigration.

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Post by Ginnamassa19 » 09 May 2018, 09:30

I think reading the book to kids is a good idea, but I'd suggest that said children should read the book with their parents? With all the discussion of guns in this book, it's a good idea to have an adult stand by to answer any questions or to make sure that the children are okay with the themes. Of course, every child is different, and some may be more sensitive to the themes presented--so, uh, read it to your kids, but on a case-by-case basis? If you think the child isn't ready, then maybe don't introduce it to them. :)

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Post by Kemunto lucy » 11 May 2018, 06:26

This book is a no for the kids. The guns are terrifying and it may pose a negative or rather rebellious impact on the kids.

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Post by faceadventure » 12 May 2018, 18:24

There are many opinions about this but I think that kids (13 and up) should be allowed to read these kinds of books. I mean, censorship brings us nowhere really.

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Post by haleygerstenberg » 14 May 2018, 10:59

That's good that your family was able to have a meaningful conversation about the issue. I don't like making blanket statements about what's appropriate for what age group, specifically because whether you have open discussion times about what's being read can have such a huge impact on how it affects the readers, especially when they're in the younger crowd.

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Post by sanjus » 14 May 2018, 16:36

This book may be shared with kids, but it should be made very clear to them about fact of no undo option after use of guns
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Post by KristyKhem » 17 May 2018, 13:06

Ideally, it is up to parents to decide whether their child should read any book. You also have to know the kind of child you're dealing with. Some are young, but are quite mature and capable of understanding complex subjects.

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Post by bruin » 17 May 2018, 16:14

I believe that we cannot censor everything for our kids, but moderation is key, and also gauging their maturity in understanding different topics. Sometimes you have to talk to them in ways that are meaningful to them and then you can come back to that subject with more information and exposure as they mature. It also depends on each child. For example, every 15 year old boy will not be able to emotionally handle or comprehend the same topics. That doesn't mean that you protect them from ever being exposed to it, it just means that you would have to wait to bring it up when they are more mature.

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Post by LeaNyathi » 18 May 2018, 18:28

I wouldn't give this book to my child to read. I believe that we become what we read, watch and listen to. As a result, I am very careful about the things I expose my children to. If I want to have a discussion with my child about gun control, I will simply do so without the use of a material like this.

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Post by Ayomaamianda » 19 May 2018, 05:57

I don't think its appropriate for much younger kids may be for the older ones.

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Post by Ayomaamianda » 19 May 2018, 05:58

I don't think its appropriate for much younger kids may be for the older ones.

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Post by Bookmermaid » 20 May 2018, 13:04

More and more kids need to educated in becoming socially conscious. I think this book might be scary for kids to read and a bit heavy in themes.

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Post by Fuzzy456 » 22 May 2018, 06:08

I think 16 is a good age, but under supervision to keep the topic open and for discussion with an adult.

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