posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 01:53 AM
Children want to emulate what they see. Toy hammers, shovels, brooms, vacuum cleaners, ovens, lawn mowers, cars and trucks... The list of things that
adults use due to necessity but children have as toys is endless.
Don't all healthy children try on various roles and play with the "tools of the trade"? I'm female, but I remember playing doctor, teacher,
fireman, cop, cowboy, and many other roles.
Another factor that I see is that children need to have heroes, and they need to try to be like their heroes. Heroes don't sit down with the "bad
guys" and give them a talking to, they "take 'em out."
Cops & robbers, cowboys and indians, and similar games are also about defining right and wrong, good and bad, and part of the early stages of the
development of morality and ethics. Trying to prevent a child from going through this stage could possibly do more harm than good.
And, as others have said, I think all little boys go through a stage of fascination with blood, gore, and violence. Remember in Jurassic Park when
Timmy was fascinated by the T-rex killing, saying "look how much blood" or something like that, and had to be dragged away? Part of the reason that
scene is funny is because of the truth in it. Little boys are like that, but most of them grow out of it.
Just some things to think about, I'm not going to try to tell anyone else how they should raise their kid.