Questions tagged [tools]

Questions about teaching children safe and responsible use of tools.

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How can I be a parent with severe disabilities?

I have several disabilities, but I would still like to become a parent. I realize I am going pretty deep into my disability and putting a lot up to the world about my situation, but to me it is worth ...
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What are baby scissors for?

We recently bought baby scissors (like shown here) and hoped to use it for cutting fingernails. These are not good for that. However, their name is not baby nail scissors so we should not expect them ...
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What age limit is appropriate for using tools (such as screwdrivers, hacksaw, drill, etc.)?

I've told my 15-year-old son off because he's not allowed to use tools because he could cut himself if he touches something dangerous. What's the right age limit for using tools? Please use an age, ...
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What's an appropriate age for a Swiss Army Knife?

My 11-year-old son watched a documentary on the Swiss Army Knife and is enamored with getting one for Christmas. We are in the UK regulatory sphere. He proposes to use the knife on camping ...
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When should a child begin to learn knife skills for use in the Kitchen?

Helping in the kitchen is something my child thoroughly enjoys. Now that she is in elementary she has a handle on most of the "safe" kitchen skills from kneading dough to reading a recipe and even ...
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