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I admire kids that can look after things (and their parents for teaching them to).

I bought 3 of my nephews pocket knives for Christmas this year, they are between 7 and 11 years old. They have all lost them now, but then they have wealthy folks and loosing stuff is not an issue for them, mom will just buy a new one mentality!

I bought my son a Leatherman when he was 9, he is 21 now and still has it.
 

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Zulu,

Know exactly what you are talking about.

The three grandkids of my eldest daughter will receive nothing from me that I consider a family heirloom.

Parents have taught them nothing about honoring and respecting gifts.
 
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