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Old 12-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
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Re: House rules for hand held gaming system (or other electroics)

Originally Posted by l_Kimmie_l View Post
We are a gaming house. My DH games and I like the computer. DS1 plays on the weekends with friends and during vacations. He will go on facebook everyday after his homework and sports. He is 15 so we really do not need to limit him, just monitor where he goes.

DS2 is my obsessive gamer. He would live on the Kindle, X box, or Leapster if we allowed it. He is allowed to be on the Leapster as much as he wants as we have educational games for it. THe Kindle and PSP are monitored and allowed at certain times. He has PDD NOS so he is very fixated on the games and does not like to do much else. He will bug till he gets them. He is 4.

DS3 is 3 and will play the Leapster on occassion but rather play with toys or be on me. He has defiancy issues so spends most of the day arguing with someone about nothing. He will do games if someone plays them for him and he can watch.

We do not make a big deal out of gaming. I think it can be a healthy past time and very educational if you make it that way.
Same here.

Leapster and leappad are allowed with no limits. It is educational so we don't limit it. We have several systems for the tv, a gaming computer, and J just got a ds xl for Christmas. The tv consoles/computer are limited to two hours a day after schoolwork is completed. The ds xl is new so he has free reign and probably will as long as he does all of his schoolwork with no issues. He is pretty good at taking breaks from it and playing with his other toys too.
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