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Old 11-23-2005, 04:16 PM
SonnyJay SonnyJay is offline
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Default Re: What to do with a Child who plays SNG\'s?

While I think the college savings idea is a good one, the bigger issue is whether a 9 year old should be playing this much poker, or if he should be playing any at all.

I didn't play with any frequency until my freshman year of college, and my parents were still concerned about it then. Basically, you and your wife know your kid better than anyone. Make sure he has other interests and this isn't cutting into school/social/athletic/other interests. If you feel that it is then be willing to step in.

I'd recommend setting limits on how much to play each week. You don't even need to tell him, just if he's playing a lot come up with something else to do. As he gets older, you can loosen up the restrictions a little more. I think your wife's concerns are valid though, I've seen people much older than that get carried away with this stuff.

I'll mention that I'm only about ten years older than your son and (hopefully) far away from the parenting world. However, having been that age fairly recently it's my two cents.

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Old 11-23-2005, 04:19 PM
runner4life7 runner4life7 is offline
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Default Re: What to do with a Child who plays SNG\'s?

Hearing a story like this convinces me to teach my 15 year old brother how to play. I will start over thanksgiving break and have him being a winning player over xmas break.

As far as your son in concerned, I think you should be proud because he is clearly smarter than a lot of people in this world and will do well in almost anything he would put his mind to it seems. I think with teaching him now he gains a lot of potential not just in poker just by the mere fact he is "learning." Which is why I would think you should continue how you are doing it.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: What to do with a Child who plays SNG\'s?

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As well as not being interested in sports, he'll also likely not get interested in:

alcohol
drugs
sex
boys

and a whole list of other things you might be concerned about.

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Worst. Argument. Ever.

The boys part made me laugh out loud tho.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:23 PM
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you should teach him pot odds for his 10th birthday

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Old 11-23-2005, 04:26 PM
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Default Re: What to do with a Child who plays SNG\'s?

You sound like a reasonable parent.

I think taking $1000 out of his $1100 is just plain meaningless. He'll be devastated.

Teach him the importance of saving, and let ("persuade") him

to make the decision to save x% of his earnings for a college

fund.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:27 PM
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I say sell him.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:29 PM
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I say sell him.

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I was thinking something along the same lines as well.

Something for profit and exploitation for sure.

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Old 11-23-2005, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: What to do with a Child who plays SNG\'s?

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I say sell him.

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I'll buy him.* I've been meaning to invest some of my poker winnings.



*Sale contingent on him being able to at least 4 table.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:33 PM
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Your wife is a wise person by the sounds of it.

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Be careful OP. This type of thing leads to divorce and restricted visiting rights. Believe me, I know.

If bad things go down, Boy is going to ask you someday "Dad, is it true you and Mom split cuz you let me play poker?"

Have him learn chess.

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I can pretty much guarntee you that if your wife files for divorce that this gambling will single handedly lose you any custody battle.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:35 PM
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Playing that young is illegal isn't it? Or is that being picky?
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