I let my children play with guns and shoot zombies on video games added a ltitle something to the bottom :)
So it's the weekend, DH is off shopping for groceries, kids are outside in the yard shooting thier cap guns and one of my friends is sitting here reading her book. So I am on CM.
Every weekend we have a couple of friends over and spend the weekend playing video games. Well Friday nights and Saturdays. Sundays are reserved for either going out and doing something or playing games as a family.
The kids are only allowed to play their video games for a little while on the weekends, usually only Saturdays but if its nice I make them go outside and play, lke I did today.
When they are allowed to play their games I dont completely sensor them. As long as there is no sex, nudity, cursing, or drugs they are allowed to play. Mostly though they play Halo(they kill the aliens) or games where they ahve to kill hoards of Zombies.
PPL ahve said that video games like that are bad for kids. Well my kids are pretty damned good. They are not violent at all. In fact I think my daughter has hit maybe one time ever and she is 4. My son is able to resolve a conflict pretty well on his own...
It doesn't have to do with what your children are looking at or playing, it has to do with how involved parents are. I mean you can sit your child down and turn on the tv and walk away, or you can watch a show with them and talk about it. Same things with games.
My kids understand that the games are just games. Its not ok to do that for real, and zombies aren't real. My son told me today that he knows that halo is not really shooting people just shooting a computer. And the same thing with zombies.
I spank my kids, not all the time but when they are really out of control I do. Its very rarely maybe three times in the last year that i have had to spank either one of them.
Its not games or tv or spanking that makes the kids bad or lazy or stupid, its the parents and weather or not they are actually involved, weather or not they actually teach their children right from wrong, and manners.
Thats my random thought for the day, its time to go back and shoot more ppl on xbox....have a great weekend ladies!
Lots of ppl I know OFF OF CM let their kids play games and play with toy guns. Their kids are pretty well behaved as well.
Its the parents that are the deciding factor, and the amount of time you allow your child to play any games.
Like right now my son is being forced to be outside in the yard, he isn't happy but doesnt ahve a choice because I am not going to let him sit in the house all day and play video games. Its only maybe 4 hours the whole day off and on, and less than that on Sundays since sunday is family day. They are not allowed to play anything not educational on school days, and only on the computer those days and only for an hour a day.
How does that make me ignorant?