I don't like that my son's camp has water guns. Do I speak up?


As a parent, it is important that your feel comfortable with the activities that your child is participating in. If you are concerned that your son’s camp has water guns, try to schedule time to discuss your concerns with your child’s teacher. During the conversation, try to use a constructive, positive tone to avoid making your child’s teacher respond defensively. If you feel that the teacher does not take your concerns seriously, you can always ask to speak to the director of the summer camp. 

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.