Originally Posted by Freakakanus
Actually, i think it would be a good thing to do with your son. The math skills you could teach him while playing a fun game may help him immensely in the future. I wouldn't worry to much about any negatives associated with poker or "gambling"...... for right now it's a game and could be a valuable learning tool. (ie. probabilites/odds/etc......)
I would not teach him online poker though..... I'm talking about sitting around the table with a deck of cards and some chips, having a family night....not sitting in front of a computer or with a laptop in his lap....
Online is gambling pure and simple but a home game can be just that..... a game.
excellent post here... Getting out a set of chips and a deck of cards with your little one is no different then bringing out the cribbage board with them. Your helping them learn not only a new game, but also helping with theit mathmatical skills. Not to mention, Starting a new player off that early, letting him have fun while bonding with his parents, can be nothing but benificial.