Colleen - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )
There are certain toys I will never allow my children to have (ie. Bratz dolls, toy weapons, etc.) because of the negative message they bring. But it's hard when they are given the toy by someone who doesn't know our thoughts on it, especially when all the other children have this toy. How do some of you deal with this issue? Do you let it slide? Do you tell other parents your restrictions when it comes to Christmas gift? Do you graciously accept the gift and then later make you child fork it over? I'm interested in some other mother's thoughts on this.