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To not want to buy my 14 yr old Dd a Ouija Board for Christmas?

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DannyOD · 23/10/2018 09:47

I am not sure why as I don’t believe in that kind of stuff but I am uneasy about buying her one. It just seems wrong. Am I being silly? It is harmless teenage fun or should I trust my gut?

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WhentheRabbitsWentWild · 23/10/2018 09:48

Trust your gut

Even if you were not feeling uneasy , to me, 14 is too young for such a thing anyway ,
I had one once . Not going into it all though .
I was, however, 24 or so when I got mine .

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GerardButlersBird · 23/10/2018 09:49

Do. Not. Do. It. I can't believe you are even asking?! Whatever you believe or don't believe, you should be teaching your kids (of whatever age!) that this is a bad idea and nothing good can come of it. At the very least, it promotes negativity.

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SpoonBlender · 23/10/2018 09:51

Well, it is a terrible waste of money when all you need is a sheet of card and a glass. It'll get used once and never again - either for being boring, or for freaking DD out by not being boring. So YANBU to veto it.

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Babycham1979 · 23/10/2018 09:52

A daft toy, no more sinister or meaningful than buying her a magic kit or a string of rosary beads.

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Villanellesproudmum · 23/10/2018 09:53

I wouldn’t just incase you have your ear bent by other parents if she uses it with friends.

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IStandWithPosie · 23/10/2018 09:53

Do. Not. Do. It. I can't believe you are even asking?!

😂😂😂

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YetAnotherUser · 23/10/2018 09:53

YANBU.

I'm a man of science and don't believe in ghosts or anything "woo", but if my kids wanted to bring one of those into the house they'd be sent off with stern warning not to meddle in things they don't understand.

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Singlenotsingle · 23/10/2018 09:54

I wouldn't do it. Inviting trouble, one way or another.

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MrsJayy · 23/10/2018 09:55

Oh no its so creepy I remember my friend got her hands on one when we were 13/14 scared us shitless My eldest wanted one i refused to buy her it.

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Tartanwallpaper · 23/10/2018 09:56

I made one as a teen with friends and was scared for years because we convinced ourselves we had invited bad spirits into our homes

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longwayoff · 23/10/2018 09:56

No

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TheShrieksShallInheritTheDeath · 23/10/2018 09:57

It's a piece of cardboard marketed by Hasbro Confused. It's about as dangerous as Monopoly (and even more boring).

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IStandWithPosie · 23/10/2018 09:58

I'm a man of science and don't believe in ghosts or anything "woo"

Clearly you do believe in woo!

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Scrumptiousbears · 23/10/2018 10:00

I have one. It's in the loft. Was Imported from the US way before the internet. Used it. It worked. Got the wobbles. Would use it again probably but not in the presence of children or even in a house with them in.

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Gizzygizmo · 23/10/2018 10:00

What a strange gift

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shinycat · 23/10/2018 10:02

Oh God NOOOOOOOO!

I wouldn't not have one of those things in my house.

Even people I have spoken to who are quite sceptical, say they wouldn't have one. They gives me the skeevies!

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bsbabas · 23/10/2018 10:02

You know people subconsciously move the pointer. Its not real at all.

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MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly · 23/10/2018 10:03

I wouldn't personally. Not because it's anything other than a game, but I can imagine (if she uses it with friends) that a group of teenagers could easily wind each other up and one or more could end up really scared or upset. It's asking for trouble from other parents.

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shinycat · 23/10/2018 10:04

I WOULD not have one I mean, not WOULDN'T not have one!

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Iaimtomisbehave1 · 23/10/2018 10:05

A Ouijaboard is a board game. It was made as a board game. That's all it is. All the hysterical people on here shouting "noooo" are being ridiculous.

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YetAnotherUser · 23/10/2018 10:07

Clearly you do believe in woo!

No I don't.

Telling my kids not meddle in things they don't understand includes the psychology/suggestibility that I think ouija boards tap into. They may well think it's supernatural, I think it's all in the mind, but still possible to be harmful.

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PassTheMead · 23/10/2018 10:08

Nothing sinister about them, just a tool. If she is interested in a form of divination, why not look into tarot cards instead?

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Thisreallyisafarce · 23/10/2018 10:08

I wouldn't, myself. Not because I believe the child will be successful in communicating with spirits, but because a) I can't 100% rule it out and b) (which is more of an issue) my child might believe it, and that can't be that good for them.

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Rebecca36 · 23/10/2018 10:08

Trust your gut. It's not a suitable present for anyone, never mind such a young girl. What put the idea in your head?

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formerbabe · 23/10/2018 10:08

They're absolute nonsense but you could quite easily end up with dealing with a hysterical child and even worse a group of them if she invites her friends over to use it.

Don't buy it...not because it's dangerous (it's not) but for your own sanity.

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