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post #11 of 42
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i think i'd give them a ball, maybe a bat, and have them play games outside.
Thank god somebody said it.

Kids are so fat and soft nowadays playing videos games is the last thing they should be doing.
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Continue procreating.
lol agreed.
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post #13 of 42
Teach them to read. Make them read dialog boxes, story lines, etc. Turn off automated reading. I really wish I was forced to do this.
post #14 of 42
i purposely ensure my eldest boys computer isnt up to gaming,i dont want a sulky teenager locked in his room for hours playing online games,that is probably my biggest fear!
he has a wii but we tend to play that together,all of us.
other than that i encourage him to be out and about trying stunts on his bike/scooter/skates showing up for whoever-its really not good for social skills or personal development to be indoors too much.
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post #15 of 42
I believe it's something you have to learn on your own to be able to fully appreciate it. But I'd do my best to keep my kid(s) off of online games until they were as least 14 for some games. 18 for others.

Luckily for me I had a vasectomy.
post #16 of 42
let them decide if they even want to play games
post #17 of 42
Being with friends and playing outside should not be substituted for gaming. Especially at a younger age. Homework, play outside dinner, games then bed. I dont have a kid though haha. But that would be my strategy

EDIT: that sounds a bit controlling lmao. First point is still vaild though
Edited by hzac - 7/24/11 at 3:53pm
post #18 of 42
I went the the pharmacy at Traget and picked up my perscriptions, no ID required. My nephew was going to be visiting so I picked up Call of Duty during the same visit to the store, they asked me for ID to buy the game.At his age (14) he shows me how to play the games.
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post #19 of 42
I have my two sons(3 and 4 yrs) and bought them both a Ipod touch and ever since I bought it for them.They can't seem to put it don't they play on it all day.Some days they go out and work on the yard and in the garden with their grandpa.Sometime they even fight for the same one because they want that one and what is one it.They also play the Wii that I bought for christmas.And they are really good for their age.So I am sure they could be future gamers.My oldest always ask me to play my zombie games(left for dead,call of duty,etc) lol.
    
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post #20 of 42
My little girl is 9months old, I've always been a pretty avid game from NES til now. Most of my gaming revolves around the PC and MMOs now. With the anonymity of the internet and MMOs I doubt I'd let her follow up until 16 or so. I've a pretty avid sportsman, I spend a lot of time on the water (fishing) or in the woods (hunting). Shes already been on the water with me once (Father's Day) and when shes of age and understanding of the activities she'll come along as well. But if she wants to play anything, as long as its age appropriate, shes more than welcome.
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