Is my sister overprotective? Or just practical?
Question by LtCmd.Lore: Is my sister overprotective? Or just practical?
So my sister was talking to me about how her children won’t do anything other than play video games all day. I agree that’s a bad thing.
They are ages 9, 13 and 14.
But here’s the thing.
They don’t have bikes, skateboards, roller-blades or anything like that because she’s afraid they’ll kill themselves. Not that she’d let them go out and use them anyway, cause they can’t leave the house alone.
They don’t have Nerf guns, water guns, paintball guns or anything of that nature cause she’s afraid they’ll learn to be evil killers. Plus they don’t have anywhere to use them if they had them.
They can’t go to the mall, arcade, playground, or anything like that unless she’s with them cause she’s afraid they’ll get kidnapped. Even when she takes them to the playground, she doesn’t let them play on anything that they could possibly hurt themselves on.
They don’t have a backyard to speak of.
They do have a nice big house, but obviously they can’t play inside.
So she told them they weren’t allowed to play video games more than 1 hour per day.
They all threw a fit. It turned ugly, and they’re in their rooms crying at the moment…
Now obviously it’s very immature to cry about not being able to play video games all day. But really what the heck else are they SUPPOSED to do? They’re not allowed to do anything else because it’s “to dangerous”.
So is she being overprotective, or is this normal? (Our parents wouldn’t let us go out in public alone, but they did buy us go-karts, squirt guns, and we lived on a farm, so it wasn’t so bad for us.)
Also if you can suggest some forms of entertainment for kids between the ages of 9-14 that’d be great.
Answer by NeNe Lee ** First time mommy:)
Okay, your sister is WAYYYY over protective! She is going to make her children resent her. But im not going to talk about her parenting “skills”. So here’s a few “safe” games they could possibly play:
Monopoly, card games, chess, checkers, etc.
They could also play twister if their mother doesnt think they will break any bones. 😛
Any education online games would be entertaining.
Arts and crafts; probably without paper or scissors! God forbid they get a paper cut or get stuck with a scissor!! Geez! 😛
I cant really suggest anything else without having a “safety rule” violated! 😛
I HOPE I COULD HELP A LITTLE! 🙂
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