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Mama Drama: Supporting Non-Violence in Toddlers

Dear Mama Drama:

My 22-month-old son has recently started using his toy trains in a way that looks and sounds like a gun to my husband and I. He points the trains at us and makes a “pshh, pshh” sound.

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We are vigilant about not exposing him to violence and are stunned by his behavior. It feels awful to have my child shooting at me.

We believe he has picked up the behavior from a boy