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My Wife Is Not Sure She Likes The Kids Playing Video Games


Ok, let me be the first to admit that maybe we have a little too many video games in the house. For example, we have 2 Nintendo 3DS's, 2 PlayStation 3's (we had a third but we gave one away), 1 PlayStation 4, and an X-Box 360 plus a couple of tablets and a couple of computers all of which the kids will also to use to download gaming apps. In the use of these games I monitor my kids performance in school, their outside play, their cognition skills, and their social capabilities and so on, and I can't seem to find a valid argument as to why the games could be turning them into the the hermit monsters that some mainstream media might persuade you to believe. In fact, for every case of video games being the blame for some undesirable behavior, I can find proof of the the opposite. For example just recently in the Afghanistan War I know the father of a fighter pilot that is a well decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force who is in disbelief because he said all his son did before the Air Force was play video games. Also, our kids are boy scouts and they attend regularly as well as many other community activities with other kids their age that they enjoy. I wonder if any of you ever had that conversation with your spouse about the kids and their video games and I would like to know what did you agree on?

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