I was recently sent this Infographic by MyJobChart.com. I don't have boys but this is still really bothersome to me. My 4 year old daughter loves to use the internet and play video games. It's really easy to let her too. I'll let her play something that's eductional. So to me it's ok. But maybe it's not.
I do give my children responsibilities at a young age. Some people think I'm nuts that my 4 year old has a job chart. Others think it's fabulous. All depends on the way you look at it.
When she completes a job on her chart she earns 5 minutes of "big girl time". That time is online games or video games. If she has completed all 5 of her jobs for the day she gets 30 minutes of time. If she has done them all and has a good attitude about it she can get up to an hour of time. When I have sons it will be the same.
If any of you know my husband, which not many do, he is a HUGE gamer. He plays video games at least an hour a day. For a long time it bothered me. Then I started listening to him play. He does jab at the other players and joke around. But here are alot of times he is giving the other men he plays with advice, bragging about his kids, or even witnessing to men. If we had more men out there online like that maybe more of them would turn the systems off and get to their families.
What are you going to do to help the men and boys and even girls in your life lead more meaningful and productive lives?