Registered: Dec 2004
08-03-12 10:23 PM
My kids have various electronics, and have for quite awhile. My oldest is 19, so he only started with Mario Bros. and not the latest greatest of today. My youngest is 12 and is a Minecraft fanatic. Not sure at what point yours might enjoy that, but all 3 of mine love Minecraft. They build stuff with it, and there seems to be endless things you can do with the program, and all the time they are learning without knowing it.
I don't believe there is anything wrong with kids farting around with electronics, but as with anything you oversee what they are doing.
At the same time I do have to kick them out of the house sometimes. My youngest is an athletic machine, but left to himself he would sit on XBox, or a computer all day. It kills me as he has ridiculous skills athletically, and loves playing soccer(not football, because his big brothers play) and baseball. As much as he loves them, I still need to kick his butt out the door. That is very frustrating, and probably the main thing I don't like about the current electronic generation.