Can I ask for your input on something? Three of my kids lovvvvvvvve video games. What do you think is the right amount of time to let children play video games per day when there's no school? I guess I'm looking for RANGES here, since probably none of us are, like, "90 minutes YES, 91 minutes NO WAY." You don't have to HAVE children to give an opinion on this.
It would be useful to know whether you yourself like video games---I think I would have said a much lower number of minutes before getting into playing Sims and being, like, "I AM GOING TO HAVE TO QUIT MY JOB TO PLAY THIS FULL-TIME," which has given me more empathy for the "WHAT?? I JUST started playing!!" children.
I think it's going to be tempting to downplay the amount of time we allow (or would theoretically allow), but I hope you'll say so if the answer is "6 hours" or "however much they want" or anything more than you think is average. Maybe go anonymous if it makes you feel shy to say it---I know I'D feel shy to say how much I let my kids watch/play, especially before someone else said how much THEY allowed.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...