Xbox parent dilemma


Ok so there I am standing in a Games store ready to buy a decent game for my son with a few conditions. 

  • the cerificate rating should be appropriate to his age
  • no shooting games

Not asking for much am?  Well apparently so, because unfortunatley there are no games on the market that fit such a criteria.  So I was ready to comprimise, ‘Lets go with action hero games’, I told the shop assistant.  Off he went to find me appropriate games, like spiderman (16). ‘Spiderman!’, like hello, why on earth would any organisation produce a game with such a certificate rating?

I started to vent and tell the shop assistant it was rather dissapointing as I want to be a responsible parent and do the right thing by buying my son an age appropriate game.  However the selection in the store clearly puts parents on a guilt trip when they realise the games that are age appropriate are so boring even the parent wouldn’t play with it.

So what to do? 


About iamshalina Shalina Litt was in the music business from the age of 15 years old and it wasn't until around 2006 that life took a big turn for her. She graduated with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies eager to do right by my son. Around 2006 she embraced Islam and took on a calmer lifestyle getting married and focusing on being a mother alongside a business woman. Her marriage dissolved due to domestic Violence in 2009 and she retook a different path learning how to rebuild my self esteem and confidence. This journey allowed Shalina to share her growth via blogs and vlogs building a large following around the topic of abuse. Around 2011 her career as a Radio Presenter at Unity FM began. As her confidence grew, she decided to speak out in international media defending the rights of Women and Hijab. This lead her to successfully be present in Media covering newspaper, TV, Radio and Magazines in addition to have been in a successful documentary done about 6 Muslim women from around the world by a TV Production Team (NRL) from the Netherlands. This public platform allowed her to be vocal about various heart felt topics through Social media and other broadcasting opportunities. As a result Shalina now coaches women around the topic of Abuse Resolution. She continues to appear in mainstream media discussing various topics around Islam and women. She also runs her own business providing Inclusive Islamic Education for SEND Children. She is currently recording an album and writing a book, both due to be released in 2017 God Willing. For more details or to contact Shalina Litt email

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