Video Games and kids - Do you control what your kids are playing?
Ds is 6 and is an avid little gamer (hes actually really good at games)- Dh and I are big players too (Playstation all the way!)
For those parents that allow thier kids to play.. do you put restrictions on the types of games they are allowed to play?
In the beginning, I tried. Allowing only kid appropriate games like disney or cartoon-y type games. This idea was lost when ds was only 3... he wanted to play the games that daddy was playing - and me baing a working mom and dad being a sahd .. who is the softee parent, i lost my voice in this opinion very quickly.
daddy and ds were playing the army games i didnt like, and the arkham series - the one game that i was able to forbid for a few years was Grand theft auto.. but thanks to dh cousin earlier this year, i finally lost that battle.
Now, i have come to learn not to care. As long as i know that ds is taught about video games, and how to play responsible - im beginning to see that we have had no issues -I do regret getting the deadpool game .. it is rather raunchy, but aside from the language, which ds is accustomed to hearing bad language and has been taught not to repeat adult language (we have always been against censoring our language in front of ds.. we have taught him to know better than to repeat), the game is just a regular hack and slash game.
DS favorites are:
Army of 2 (series)
Ratchet and Clank (series)
Last of Us
Batman (Arkham series)
God of War (series) - EDIT: DH does make ds wait outside the room they are playing in when the parts where you have to have sex with the characters .. I hate these parts and ds is not allowed to play or even see them.
to name a few
What are your views/rules on games and kids- and yes i am asking for opinions on the subject, please no deliberate bashing of people or parenting styles - keep it civil people.