Video Games and Adults

It turns out according to an article in the Wall Street Journal last week that there is a group of young adults (some older ones too) who just love playing video games (violent ones too) to relax. They even like to play with just adults to avoid some of the “not such high quality” language of many of the younger teenage players.

This is starting to sound a little like the last tip “Squeezies” for Grown-Ups!

Why worry on a parenting site about what parents are doing? Actually, there is no need to worry about what you do when your children are not around. However, there is every reason to be aware of it when they are. As you know, children love to do what you do, but they are not equally as fond of doing what you say to do. The last four tips on Wednesday Evening Wine have started with the same sentence that includes in it: “You are your child’s first and most important teacher.” Even when you are not actively guiding your child and showing the way, you are modeling behavior that is likely to be repeated.

While “worry” is not the exact strategy to have about your actions, being careful and mindful about what you do in front of your child is. Just a thought!

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