My experience with D&D is not as extensive as most. I used to play 3.5 years ago and have never been in the DM role before. I have six children that are interested in the game that have never played before. Ages range from seven all the way up to seventeen.
I own two D&D books that I found in a Goodwill a year ago. These are the Player's Manual and Dungeon Masters Guide from 4th edition. At first I figured I would just play with this edition however there is a lot of mixed opinions that have got me thinking I need to at least get a good idea of what the differences between the editions are and what would be best for my group.
Now that the background info is out of the way my question stands. What edition would be best for a group of kids? Or am I just overthinking this and any edition should be fine? Thank you in advance.