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Poll: Has your child ever done any of these things?

Shot up a store because you said no to a candy bar?
Committed a crime because you let him or her play Angry Birds on your phone at the store?

Just curious, since there's another question insisting that's a cause and effect situation...

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Asked by NotPanicking at 11:36 AM on Dec. 18, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (20)
  • Actually, wouldn't it be ideal if there WERE that easy of a correlation between violent behavior and video games, or whatever. I mean, take a kid like Adam Lanza. From all reports, it seems like his mom tried everything to get him help as a child, and was still very concerned about him, and was still looking for ways to help him. Im sure she would have LOVED to have someone tell her when he was a small child, "Its really very simple, just eliminate the video games, and your child will be fine. He will grow up to be a happy productive member of society". Sheesh. All of the parents of behaviorally challenged kids would love something that simple... But it's not. And, no, NP... my kids are grown, and they played all sorts of video games, devices, etc and they've never hurt anyone...

    Answer by Nimue930 at 12:19 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • Nope to either of those. Amazingly enough he actually interacts with other people even when he could be playing on his xbox or my phone.

    Answer by kmath at 11:37 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • No to either, and she prefers Stupid Zombies to Angry birds. However if she misbehaves in the store I just tell her I'll put the Broccoli back unless she behaves. She behaves.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:39 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • LOL NO
    But I do think the use of devices to avoid interacting with a child has detrimental effects on the child.

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:47 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • The only crime either of my children has ever committed is stealing a gift card from the checkout lane at the grocery store.

    Tantrums at stores rarely ever happen because they know that means they won't get chocolate milk. Even when they do happen, they consist of tears and bad attitudes, not violence.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 11:58 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • No, my kids are still babies, though. I will say this though: my younger brother and sister are twins. They were both raised by the same parent in the same house. They went to the same school, had same video games (super Nintendo and Nintendo 64), same one television, and the same deadbeat dad. My sister graduated from high school with a 3.95 GPA and was valedictorian of her class. My brother on the other hand never made it past the 8th grade. He didn't care about school; he lied almost nonstop, stole money from my mom numerous times and his siblings, and he had bad anger issues, too. Not long after he turned sixteen, he and 2 of his friends decided to break and enter one of his friend's uncle's house while the uncle was out of state. They stole guns and some other things and sold the guns to a drug dealer. The point is your environment (society) isn't the only factor. We could completely change our way of living and....

    Answer by mommy_jules at 12:27 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • No and No

    *my daughter DID bite my leg once though at Target because she wanted candy...I told her if she didn't let go-I'd spank her butt right there in front of God and everyone else! Needless to say, she let go and did not get the candy ; )

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:37 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • No, my child can throw tantrums but, has never committed a crime. Of course, she's only 6 & behaves better in public & in school, than she does at home.

    Answer by 3libras at 11:38 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • My kid shoplifted because I said no toys, so I'm not so quick to judge. We also paid for the toy, and waited for another kid to come out, so he could hand the toy to him.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:42 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • LMAO... is that where that is going?

    No, my kids have played games... and not hurt anyone....

    They have been denied candy... and never hurt anyone.

    I just didn't see that question going THAT far, that is insanity.

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 11:42 AM on Dec. 18, 2012

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