August 2nd, , 2: I would teach poker to my kids, but I wouldn't let they bet real money until they had enough age for it. Sure, I would teach your kids to play poker, as well as chess, Monopoly, Uno, Spades, Pictionary and many other games.
My childhood was full of family game-playing of all types and I think it makes for a fulfilling, happy environment and leads to positive experiences and mental growth. August 2nd, , 5: Originally Posted by punctual. Most people that do not play poker would look at teaching kids the game would be something of a taboo But I think if done right it could be a great learning tool for many reasons and I really don't see a issue with doing so.
Originally Posted by S3mper. We played chess in 6th grade and even had a ladder, it was social studies class and we were learning about the Egyptians. I of course won out of both classes and stayed at the top of the ladder the entire time.. The only game I remember ever playing in 6th grade was Heads up 7-up I really wish I had been introduced to chess and poker at an earlier age.
My father taught me to play poker as a kid. My son is 7 years old and he likes to sit and watch me sometimes when I play online. I see absolutely nothing wrong with teaching a kid how to play poker. Originally Posted by Blu Funny I should find your post. Just last night my grandson was watching me play poker and I was telling him what I was doing. Why I folded hands, why I called, why I raised etc.
And he seemed real interested in the game. Think I am going to spend some time teaching him the game. Hope I don't teach him to play as much as I do though. Poker is a great game,and fun, but there is a lot more to life than poker. I play a lot because I have nothing else to do most of the time. August 2nd, , 6: I think teaching kids poker is a great idea for the learning process! If hold em was a game of pure luck than maybe you could disagree here but we all know its a game won mainly by skill!
The amount of math in poker can be very useful if teaching it to kids! With percentages and fractions and being able to convert them I think its a very use full way of learning math!
I struggled with fractions and percentages in school, I generally knew how to do them but wasn't very good at it.. Best of luck to all on and off the felts! I was taught poker at 11 years old and have taught my 4 children to play as well.
I think it is a great social game and allows them to have a common ground for meeting and interacting with people all around the world. August 2nd, , 7: Seriously guys, it could be very very controversial Some of you mentioned something like imroving social skills, something like brain trening and i would dissagree right away. Simply because of poker's "side affects". Whether some of you wants to admit it or not, poker is a strongly addictive game, not significly less than any other gambling game and it could easily go wrong, from fun and amusement to a person with a gambling problems.
I just want to say that some people are prone to addiction much more that other people, whether because of their genetic dispositions, whether because of their psychological structure So if your kid is prone to this kind of addictions, you are doing it all wrong sir.
I don't want to sound cruelly and to be missunderstood but we are talking about kids here, to me, "Should we teach poker to our kids? Thank you for bringing up this question. Drinking alcohol is way different then teaching kids poker.. The two aren't even comparable - You can become addicted to anything watching TV, Playing video games, or what ever Besides teaching your kid poker and teaching them gambling are two different things Actually when I was a kid we would play Yu-Gi-Oh A card game based on a Japanese TV Show and we would "play for keeps" which meant whoever won got to keep another players yu-gi-oh card There seems to be a lot of parallels with poker and real life and lots more to learn from the game like maths, behaviour, psychology etc.
August 2nd, , 8: They will think it's normal to play the game and the amount of lives this will ruin is off the scale. Should we teach them all to be pro athletes as well?
What are we all missing here? Really are we winning most here can't say they are making a living and if you play for fun part time I respect that.
Poker doesn't offer that. Your much more likely to waste hours and hours of your life breaking even. To many kids get obsessed watch it on tv and get this idea into their heads that they will be pro.
August 4th, , 1: To me, poker can be just another game. If you have a kid that wants to learn, so ahead and teach them!! If you're just trying to force it on them because it's what you love, leave the kid alone. Maybe that early learning experience will let them be the next Phil Ivey, but that decision is ultimately up to the kid and the adult they will eventually become. Originally Posted by cotta August 4th, , 2: Yea I am all for it, I wish someone had taught me poker from an early age, my luck was immense when I was a kid, I was always winning on the fruit machines We played a lot of card games for money with my aunties, only coppers like but it was fun.
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