RButcher - posted on 01/20/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi, I need a womans point of view on this. I am very worried about how much time our 6 year old son plays on his Nintendo DS / Ipad / Xbox It’s the first thing he gets when he wakes up, has it on the school run and plays on it when he gets home at 4pm on and off until about 7.30pm. I feel these games cause more harm than good when used to excess and it causes massive tantrums some times when its taken off him etc
I don’t mind him using these devices but all in moderation in my opinion but therein lies the problem. When I broach the subject of limits etc with my wife she just will not discuss it and accuses me of been controlling, too bossy and even bullying.
I only want the best for my sons development and feel that we should have some rules / guidelines in places but she appears to absolutely hates the idea of this. This causes us both a tremendous amount of stress and we are so far apart on our opinions. It is having a really bad affect on our marriage and I do not know what to do for the best.
I want to know am I making an unreasonable request ??as I just don’t know anymore….i just feel like a killjoy but deep down think I am in the right. How do I approach things with my wife when she hates talking about subjects like this and just seems to switch off. I am a very worried Dad and husband who is desperate for some advice…….Richard