If I could do it all over again I'd never let video games into my home. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests ZERO screen time for children ages 0-2 but what if they are cradled in Dad's lap while he plays hours of video games (or worse, while he catches up on porn).
I know that sounds drastic but they are so addictive to boys and young men. I don't know many married young women who don't complain or worry about the amount of time their husbands play them and the model this is setting for their children. (A generation ago women were complaining about how often their husbands were gone playing golf or softball. )
This article on CNN will make the point better than I: The Demise of Guys, How Video Games and Porn are Ruining a Generation. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/23/health/living-well/demise-of-guys/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
I hope you check the archives on this blog.. especially after today's post. Look for the series on video games that Love and Logic speaker Jed Hafer did with me earlier in 2012.
This Memorial day weekend as we remember those who have given their lives for our country (most of them young men) maybe it's time to re-evaluate how we are raising the next generation of young men.