Do you limit video game playing with your kids?

United States
March 2, 2007 10:38am CST
I am in the midst of trying to set limits on my kid's playing video games. If your kids play video games--do you set a strict time limit? Like an hour a day and no more or whatever? Also, during the school week what are your rules? Do the rules on games change on the weekend?
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I am hoping I can encourage my kids to go outside and play like I did. It's much healthier for their bodies to run and bike and play outside. I think it's healthier for their minds to use their own imaginations, too... We'll see what happens!
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
2 Mar 07
1 hour per day if all their chores are done first and if their room is clean. The other rule is that if they pitch a fit or try to wheedle more time when I tell them they are finished, they don't get to play the following day.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
2 Mar 07
We homeschool so it is a bit different in our case. Our video game playing totally is hinged on the points earned on the chore list. The points are agreed on as to the worth for money or games. Then schoolwork must be done first. This teaches them goal setting and earning things rather than easy come and easy go. So many points for each hour of play or each dollar to spend. Games have to wait if they need to buy something for schooling or a gift. Hope this gives you something to consider.