Do's and Don'ts of What to Give Your 9 Year Old

  1. Don't give them the opportunity to do whatever they want with a knife
  2. Do give them the opportunity to own their own phone
  3. Don't give them the opportunity to do whatever they want to do with the phone
    Or they may get electrocuted in the bath tub
  4. Do give them a mountain bike that has easy brakes
  5. Don't let them forget where the brakes are
    Or you'll be paying $1000 for a broken arm
  6. Do be with them when they're using a lighter during Hanukkah or their birthday
  7. Don't let them use the lighter alone or you'll have to get a wig for your child
  8. Do let an adult go with them to pick out a movie
  9. Don't let them watch PG-13 movies or you'll have a child with a dictionary of bad language
  10. Do help them cut wood if you are cutting wood for a fire
  11. Don't let them do it by themselves or the ax is going into the air and bye bye toes