Shauna - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
another thing i wanted to question...my son has tons of toys and things to play w/but the only thing he will sit and stay focused on is xbox 360. i know this is a contreversial topic bc ppl say video games corrupt kids and make them anti social, but the thing is...my son is one of the most social kids i know...he's absolutely brilliant and i feel the reason he likes these types of video games more than say leap frog or other learnig video games is b/c he's mentally above all that stuff. i think that adult video games are just more challenging for him and i have had talk after talk w/him about how it's all pretend and how this isn't what happens in real life...referring to army games and things of that nature. i know it may seem wrong ,but when a 6 yr old can COMPLETE A RATED MATURE video game...he's obviously got a talent. he's so good at them and so determined to beat these games i'm amazed!!! i would worry more if he had a behavioral problem but he def does not ....he's a very sensitive and loving little boy and he's soooooo freakin smart it's really amazing to me. i personallyl don't think i'm making a mistake by letting him play these things...i feel like i'm challenging his mind and i know there are a million other ways to do this but this way acutally interests him. i only let him play the xbox durign appropriate times and when he's bad he is grounded from it for like a week. i just wanted other parents thoughts on this because i know ppl have a lot of bad opinions on video games. to me its a form of art...i go to art school for fashion but when i first started i was going for multimedia production and design wanting to make video games. i just think maybe he just has a knack for this sort of thing and who am i to take that away from him....u never know what positive things this could lead him to one day. i know the sign to look out for and i don't think i'm being an irresponsible parent by any means. but one of my questions is...why is this the only thing my son will sit and focus on for hours if i'd let him. it doesn't even matter if he's on his meds or not this is absolutely the only thing he can sit and focus on...does anyone find this very strange???