I have a 6 and 4 year old that likes to play card and board games. I like them to play by the rules so that they can learn and there's expectations so that they just can't win and beat each other all the time. So, should I just chill a bit, or keep insisting we play by the rules?Answer Question
Answer by bubblycute at 12:27 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 12:32 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:11 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 8:47 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
This is a hard one. When I play with my kids 5 & 8 I want them to follow the rules, which with games like monopoly Jr. they have to pay attention to when someone is on their property to pay them. I think it depends on the game. I don't think following the rules is wrong or that you should back off if it's really important to you.although it just not make the game as fun for you if you always have to 'referee". My mom altered the rules when we were kids, What got me was when I got older and played the same games with friends and they didn't play the way we did. Wrong. LOL
Answer by mothermayiam at 9:05 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by robinsi2000 at 11:43 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by cam.i.am at 2:50 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
I love the advice. Sometimes they just want to make up their own rules, but have a tendency to make them up as they go. I think I will stick to the basic rules and enforce the ones that I know they can follow and give leeway on those they can't. For example, the Hulk Operation game...there are some pieces my father and I can not get out with those little tweezers. So I give them 3 tries.
Answer by super_mommy4 at 10:16 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
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