Playing Computer Games With Our Kids

by beagooddad on August 29, 2007

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We all agree that playing basketball in the drive way with our kids is a good thing, right? And we can all probably agree that a little Yahtzee or Monopoly now and then with the whole family would be a good idea.

But what about computer games?

Do you think the bonding could outweigh the couch potato-yness (yeah, I make up my own words)?

It seems like a lot of people are all for sitting down with their kids for a little bit of computer gaming.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that a study about computer games conducted by a computer game company might have a bit of bias to it. I think the theory of playing computer games with your kids is sound, though.

Benefits of playing computer games with your kids

  • You’ll have a better idea of how much time they spend playing the games.
  • You’ll have a better idea of what kind of content is in the games.
  • You’ll have a better idea of how your kids react to any violence or other grown up type of scenarios that might be in the games.
  • You will also build some fond memories of the time the computer helped your son cheat and pull off the miracle overtime 65 yard field goal and still be talking about it 20 years later.

Plus, you’ll have an excuse to play video games.

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