Originally Posted by stickman0588
Id love some opinions on teaching my kids how to play poker.
They all love card games and are quick to pick up new games.
I guess my reservation is teaching them a gambling game which could lead to problems later in life with managing their money.
They're aged around 12, 10 and 9.
I see this is an old thread but I wanted to weigh in on it too!
It's easy to teach kids how to play poker, meaning the hands and rules. It's something else to teach them how to play well
I started mine out with snacks. (Doritos, M&Ms, little brownie bites, etc.) We called it "Dessert Poker". But my 8 yo wasn't really all too interested. My 10 yo, however, has amazed me with how well he "gets it". In fact, he has a good mind for it because he has Aspergers, and so I've been also using poker as a way to teach him other important skills... everything from financial responsibility (bankroll management) and social skills.
He really enjoys the game, and it's been a great tool with lots of benefits. I've been able to "get through to him" on certain things he really struggled with, and he just loves watching WSOP
and other videos with me to discuss what the players might be thinking, etc.
Of course it started a fight with my exhusband who doesn't think I should be teaching "gambling" to a 10yo but he just doesn't get it lol.