1. I find myself negotiating for too long enforcing MY own rules when absolutely nothing else (nothing!) results in this level of argument
  2. There is no educational value to any of these games.
  3. I know because the kids don’t want to play the educational ones that I do allow.
  4. Fine motor skills can be developed in a million other ways like writing by hand, playing checkers, completing puzzles, working a zipper/button, pasting things onto paper, etc.,
  5. They’ve inadvertently purchased games without my knowledge
  6. My kids could be doing something more productive
  7. They act like zombies after playing
  8. It’s time we could be spending playing a board game together as a family
  9. Most of the free games are violent or have previews for violent games
  10. The “Flossing” dance on Minecraft…enough said
  11. My kids already know how to operate iPads and computers, they don’t need more time pressing their thumbs on tiny screens
  12. My kids already have too much screen time with movies and TV
  13. They can play video games at a friend’s house and argue with those parents, I don’t care, but not in my house
  14. When friends come over to play, they actually go outside and play instead of huddled around an iPad tethered to the wall because it’s charging
  15. My electronic devices are always free
  16. I know what they are exposed to during the day
  17. I don’t like the type of parent I became when trying to convince my kid to turn it off
  18. My house, my rules
  19. Candy Crush is addicting and there is zero reason for a child to play it
  20. All video games are addicting
  21. It’s what teenage years/college is for…not when they are 5-7 years old
  22. The games with interactive player components expose my kids to strangers…umm, naw
  23. I did the whole dance: The statement of the rules, the advanced warnings, and then enforced consequences only to realize that I absolutely hate doing a song and dance routine to address an issue caused solely by video games and aren’t I the flipping parent who makes the rules in the house?!? I said no.
  24. No. 
  25. No is a full sentence.
  26. It’s my parenting decision.
  27. I don’t care what my anybody else thinks about it.
  28. Grandparents/aunts/uncles can have different rules at their houses. Have fun when the kids show you their dark sides that they usually hide while we visit.
  29. My little angels turn into screaming, crying, foaming-at-the-mouth devils when I try to take the controller away from them
  30. It always ends in tears
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