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I'm going to teach my kids how to read a book and play outside, unless you're a Starcraft prodigy then gaming will never get your kids anywhere in life.
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When it comes to kids and gaming.My son has ADHD and it's hard for him to stick with anything more than a hour or so.Until he found Roblox.It's a pretty lame game but for a 12 year old it's pretty fun.It is the only FPS game I let him play.I give him the racing games to play but he is really wanting to do the Call of Duty stuff.I am a little old school and don't want him playing those games till he's a little bit older.He loves to game but how old will be is the question till he gets to play the games I play.If you ask me let the kids play the free online stuff and when they can respect and play good.Then it will be time givin that your not as old school as me.
I used to play all those free online games tell I actually decided I'll have use for a nice machine.
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Parents who force their kids to do outdoor activities bother me. Let your kid do what he wants to do.

If he wants to play sports outside, let him play sports outside. If he wants to play video games inside, let him play video games inside.
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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
I used to hate my parents because they would never buy my brothers and I gaming consoles or games. We had to save up the money and buy them ourselves if we wanted them. However, they would always buy us the nicest sports equipment. I could have the most expensive basketball shoes, best baseball bat etc.

Looking back I think this was brilliant. I'm glad I was encouraged to be active and play team sports instead of playing video games 24/7.
    
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I used to hate my parents because they would never buy my brothers and I gaming consoles or games. We had to save up the money and buy them ourselves if we wanted them. Hoeevr, they would always buy us the nicest sports equipment. I could have the most expensive basketball shoes, best baseball bat etc.
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Why didn't you just sell the equipment?
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Gonna go Miyagi on 'em.
After they wax on/off an entire car with their thumbs and paint the fence with an index finger...they will be ready
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Go outside and run around. Play soccer or something.
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Civilization, any one of them, to teach them some history.
Because, as we all know, Russia built the Great Wall in 700 AD to surround "Lenningrad", "Moscow" and "LolzIcantypenamehere?", right?




In all seriousness, my step-daughter loves playing Mario, whether it's on the gameboy (which she inherited) or on the PC (as we still have a copy of SMBX which she plays with an Xbox controller - which is a bit too big for her hands. She'll grow into it though!)


She also enjoys Peggle and Plants Vs. Zombies, but she often needs help with that. Still, she's doing well for an eight-year-old who can only read German and not English.
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I'm kind of terrified by this question, because I have no idea how I'd really handle it..and there's really no way to know how your kid will react to video games anyway.

My parents let me play games since I was 3, and I always liked them..but I liked doing outside stuff too. I'd encourage my kid to go outside but not really shun video games either probably. It'd be cool to introduce them to classic games early on (think early platformers, rpg, and strategy) so they get a handle on what gaming is all about, and don't just end up being the annoying kid who lives on call of duty.
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Parents who force their kids to do outdoor activities bother me. Let your kid do what he wants to do.

If he wants to play sports outside, let him play sports outside. If he wants to play video games inside, let him play video games inside.
See this brings up the old debate of nature and nurture. Something that should be avoided being discussed here as there is really no point in it.

But with that said... my kids would still play outside. I will kick them out of the house so they actually get sun, exercise, etc...regardless of how much it bothers you.
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