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#31 of 34 Old 02-14-2006, 03:07 PM
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so far we don't own any. dd has been on the computer and played stuff off but only about once a month. I planning on buying a gameboy type game in a year or two to pass the time on long trips (for both dd and Dh). Dh would love any type of gaming system but unless one fell from the sky we don't have plans to run out and buy one. I hate video games. My parents use to drag me and my siblings to play after church (free games with bulletin) and I hated it, I would give my tokens to my siblings.

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It depends. I really do not want a Nintendo or whatever in our house (though DH would like something). However, I did buy my husband one of those hand-held joysticks with retro games that plugs into the TV. My son plays with it for a short time once a month or so... and he's better at it than I am. So maybe I can rationalize the hand-eye coordination aspect. I've read that surgeons who grew up playing games are actually better at some aspects of surgery...

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Probably unpopular opinion, but our family enjoys video games. My 7 year old plays and so does my husband. We both enjoy online computer games and will often have a family day playing together. (cousins, sister in laws, etc we all get together online)

Its simply a part of our lives and our children are very well adjusted, attached, and happy.

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#34 of 34 Old 02-15-2006, 10:48 PM
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we like them here - ds's opthamologist actually recommended using one for 10-15 minutes a day 3 days a week to help his eyes learn to track together - he had a lazy eye and it seems to have been mostly corrected (plus glasses).

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