Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How often and for how long do you let your kids play video games?

Handheld ones or otherwise?


Asked by Melissa15 at 1:28 PM on Jul. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

Level 17 (4,399 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (8)
  • My son will be 4 in August. He only plays Jump Start games on the Wii and Wii Sports. He doesn't play them everyday, usually about 3 times a week for a couple hours a day.

    Answer by krystlbear at 1:32 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • my son is almost 4 and he doesn't play video games.

    Answer by MommyToEthan at 1:29 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I don't limit them. As long as they aren't trowing the game or the controller or screaming at the TV, they can play as long as they want to. We have enough that they don't have to take up the TV so others can't do what they want...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • my dd is 3 and she is trying to play fable right now. it's funny. i think she really just likes to listen to what the other "people" in the game say. when she starts getting mad at it we turn it off.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 1:32 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My oldest DD who is nine can play her DS when she likes, but typically I tell her she's had enough if shes been laying around all day or if she has other things to do. My youngest loves to play petville on my FB, typically takes her about 20 min to clean up everything and then shes done. I would say my limit is about an hour a day...

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 1:38 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My 2 year old doesn't have anything right now. I'm not sure what my limit will be once he's into that stuff. I'm hoping he never gets too into it but with his dad that's not likely.

    Answer by fairyinabubble at 1:46 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Never. We don't have any game systems.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:16 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My kids are 6, 4 and 1. They have a few video games, but they don't play them anymore. They used to play them all the time, when I would let them, but now it is rare, and they get bored. They would rather be outside or using their imagination.


    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 2:06 PM on Jul. 11, 2010