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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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How many parents on here limit there childrens video game time? How much time do you allow per day?I let mine[2 boys 8 &12] play no more then 2hrs a day.Does that seem unfair
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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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we just got my oldest daughter a wii for her b day ... she will do bowling for about a hour then shes done ... not really into games
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Old June 9th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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I'm not a parent, but 2 hours a day seems fine to me. Make them get outside and ride bikes and build forts.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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It's the webkinz and club penguin bullshit that I've had to put a cap on. That shit is like crack for kids.

1 hour tops. If she complains about being bored, I'll ask her if I should suggest something for her to do. That does the trick.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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we have xbox and DS. she is not allowed to play on days she has swimming or tae kwon do so mondays and wednesdays and some tuesdays are out. in order for her to play she has to pay mom with some sort of intellegent activity first like reading a chapter or 2, doing math problems, etc. there have been a few days where her and I have pigged out on lego star wars, lego indiana jones, lego batman, or the simpsons but she doesn't play a whole lot of the xbox and even less since she got the DS.
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I get almost 0 time with my ps3
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2 hours seems fair. (no children here) I don't think children should sit inside in front of the idiot box all day, it can't be good for them.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #8
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My girlfriend has a tighter leash on me than you have on your kids lol.

I sit down and drink ONE beer and play for maybe 15 minutes before she starts nagging on about how I'm a lazy alcoholic that just plays video games all day long.
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My girlfriend has a tighter leash on me than you have on your kids lol.

I sit down and drink ONE beer and play for maybe 15 minutes before she starts nagging on about how I'm a lazy alcoholic that just plays video games all day long.
I knew I wasnt alone.
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the game ratio goes up in the winter. my daughter likes going outside to play, ride bike/scooter etc.
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My girlfriend has a tighter leash on me than you have on your kids lol.

I sit down and drink ONE beer and play for maybe 15 minutes before she starts nagging on about how I'm a lazy alcoholic that just plays video games all day long.
my wife is the same way.

Just get up in the middle of the night when she is sleeping and play all you want
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my wife is the same way.

Just get up in the middle of the night when she is sleeping and play all you want
That made me LOL.

Two hours is plenty of video game time.
There are far better things to do outdoors that actually require kids to use their brains, social skills, and sometimes even exert some physical effort.
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We just got one of those rocker game chairs that has the sound system built in it. 5hrs flies by now
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #14
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My girlfriend has a tighter leash on me than you have on your kids lol.

I sit down and drink ONE beer and play for maybe 15 minutes before she starts nagging on about how I'm a lazy alcoholic that just plays video games all day long.
And you just bought a house with her? Have a nice life.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #15
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2 hours seems fair. (no children here) I don't think children should sit inside in front of the idiot box all day, it can't be good for them.
I feel like I turned out fine... I may have a mild addiction to computers, but at least Im making a career out of it.

Its not JUST the video games that make a person dead weight... there are other factors involved that contribute to that
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My son doesn't live with me but when he's up he would stay on it all day.(my systems are better then moms) When I feel he has played enough I just grab a controler and whoop his a$$ at the game.(usually wrestling) He then will get mad and won't want to play anymore. Problem solved get outside and play.
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