This is a bit blog-ish of me to post here but I'm so baffled that I feel the need to share. All year long I've been planning to get my 8 year old nephew a 2DS with a couple games on it. He's at the age where he kinda knows what he likes, and always loves when I bring the Switch over on family visits. So naturally I thought it would be nice to get him a handheld system that he could take with him on trips or just play in bed sometimes. Some of my fondest memories of childhood were of playing my Gameboy and I wanted to share that with the lad. I was going to give him Mario Kart 7, Ocarina of Time and a couple SNES games (probably Mario World and something else) to get him started.
Today my sister texted and asked what I was getting him, and I told her it was a 2DS. To this she responded that she and my brother in law have a strict "no video games in the home" rule, which is a totally foreign idea to me. My sister (who's kid this is) used to have an NES in her room, and we used to play smash bros. and Goldeneye together. It was just so out of left field and I have no idea why she would take this firm of a stance. I tried to explain about parental controls and such, plus the ability to easily confiscate the thing if he misbehaves but she wouldn't budge.
Does anyone have any experience with a rule like this in their home, or someone else's? I know a lot of parents heavily limit kids' game time but this seems extreme to me. God forbid the kid jump on a Goomba's head or throw a red shell at another racer.