Originally Posted by Mason Pye
There is no harm in teaching your children how to play poker. I'm sure when you were a child, your parents or grandparents taught you many card games- so why should poker be different. Of course you wouldn't want your children to play poker with real money when they're under 18, but there is no harm in playing with play money between family and friends.
In any of the games you were taught as a child was betting involved? Matchsticks, counters, sweeties or whatever. I'm a bit dumb but I find it almost impossible to teach poker without betting since that is so integral to the game.
None of the games I was taught as a child involved betting. I learned that from watching the grown-ups at family gatherings but was never taught those games.