Originally Posted by TheMadGamer
There isn't a one size fits all because the world is a diverse place.
But in my place in the world I do believe in pacing.
When my oldest son was 9 and under, bed time on school nights was 8pm. Now it's 9pm. In two years it will be 10pm. And a year or two after that he can set his own bedtime as long as he doesn't wake me up.
Movies and videogames have also been paced. As he gets older, I let him see and play games with increasingly mature content.
The pacing of things can actually change, depending on his maturity and self-discipline.
That all said, I'd still be pretty hard pressed to ever imagine any scenario where a 5 year old plays a GTA game. It's not that the kid will somehow break or turn into a serial killer. It just isn't good for the mind. There's plenty of other entertainment a 5 year old can appreciate - they wouldn't even miss a game like GTA.