I'm buying my nephew a chipmunk .22 for Christmas, and will shortly thereafter take upon the task of teaching him to use a gun safely and properly. As he is 7, I think he's a little too young to sit through a formal ADF&G hunter Ed course (maybe when he's 10?), so I'm going to do this myself.
My question, especially for those of you who have taught your own children, is the steps to take in order to ensure a successful training experience. I know the lessons to teach him (gun safety, gun cleaning, shooting accuracy, game care, etc), but I'm just not sure of exactly how to go about it. Sit down and talk with him many times before taking him to the range? Teaching it hands-on vs. talking about it at length?
Really, I'm not sure of which questions to ask, but I know that there is a wealth of information here from those who have taught their own children. Any advice? I'm all ears!