For the most part, it's probably best when parents just back off and let their kids make decisions for themselves, ultimately allowing them to craft an identity of their own. But your parents in the Pokemon games let you battle monsters, travel the world, climb mountains, tromp through dangerous caves, and bust gangs at the age of, like, 10. Don’t get me wrong - that’s really cool. I wish that kind of stuff flew at my house growing up. But seriously, how did this become such a common practice?