Anna - posted on 11/02/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 10-year old stepson and husband have recently started to play an XBOX 360 game together and my stepson gets very frustrated that his father beats him so badly and then my husband gets frustrated that my stepson won't listen to what he's trying to teach him. I feel as though they shouldn't play any games that creates this sort of tension. If I ask my husband something during their game he's tense and his tone of voice is not one I'm happy with. I don't see the benefit with this game playing and I think my husband wants to keep doing it so that he has someone to play with and thinks my stepson needs life lessons like these to "not give up in the face of adversity," etc. etc. I'd love some womenly advice on this issue! It has been the same for other games and I have to say I think my stepson gets his competitiveness from his father but if I mention that to my husband he would definitely deny it.