Should a child be playing game on the weekdays ?

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Sophia Marie - posted on 11/03/2012

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doing well in school.. do homework on time. study what he needs to for school. an hour a day he can play his game.

Dove - posted on 10/31/2012

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Considering your other post on this exact topic with more information.... no, not at this time. Personally, I'd let him know that Monday-Friday he will not be allowed to play until further notice. IF he does all his homework through out the week, is maintaining the grades you know he is capable of, and doesn't give you any grief during the week about the game.... he can play on the weekends. Then... IF he maintains that for at least a month I would consider reallowing him to play on weekdays for up to 30 minutes IF all his other responsibilities are done first.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/31/2012

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Well, Anlee, what are your house rules? Have you set up a rule about gaming yet?



Whether or not a kid "should" be playing online or video games isn't really the question. Technically, according to development "experts" they shouldn't be playing video/online games at all as kids, only after they are mature enough for their brains to be more developed. (I'm only saying this because that's what the "experts" say, personally, I haven't seen any problem with allowing gaming)



In our house, the games are restricted to a certain amount daily. And only allowed after homework, chores and family obligations are done, and to be shut down at a reasonable time in order to get enough rest.

Dove - posted on 10/31/2012

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Video games or sports games? I see nothing wrong with either (assuming we HAD video games... not gonna happen..lol) as long as it's not interfering with the child's school work or health (by not getting enough sleep, etc..).

Ariana - posted on 10/31/2012

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It depends on what game, how old the child is, and for how long he's playing. I would put a time limit on how long the child is playing and make sure the game is age appropriate ( I assume you are talking about video games?).



Definitely have a time limit and make sure his other responsibilities are met. So chores and homework should be done before any time is spent playing games.

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