I was wondering if I am too strict? ALL my daughter thinks about or wants to do is play Pokemon or with a gaming system (Nintendo DS, Gameboy, XBox, Playstation etc.) She refuses to read any book except her Pokemon books that she's read over and over. First thing she asks to do when she wakes up is play a video game! I took all her Pokemon toys/books away (she has MANY other things to play with) and only let her play video games for a limited time on weekends (not on school nights). My goal is to let her use her imagination and open her up to other things that she might enjoy, but my husband feels I am being too strict. He is also a "gamer". What do you think? I am open to changing my ways!
Answer by tootoobusy at 9:23 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
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Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:17 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Im not a "gaming" fan in the least... life is too exciting to get stuck sitting staring at a screen all day. (lol as I stare at a screen right now)
I think you are 100% right BUT if your husband is a gamer then you have a BIG problem. You cant tell her it is wrong and he does it. Parents need to be a united front. So you need to deal with your husband first and come up with a game plan (lol) that you both agree upon. Looks like there will need to be compromise on both sides here.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
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Answer by nicole549 at 9:25 AM on Apr. 18, 2011