So, Peter has now assured me that impact guns are designed to not bite back, unlike drills. So, my fear when watching Levi use it was… not unfounded as much as uneducated.
Anyway, Levi enjoyed himself. And I want him to grow up without disabling fear of these things. Peter has modeled this parenting style by having Levi try whatever he’s afraid of so that he learns how to use it instead of being afraid. Together, we use this approach in grinding coffee, using a screw driver to fix a fan, helping with a drill, using the vacuum cleaner, etc. Education is empowerment.