WhatIfGaming writes: "You can only hear ever so much of a parent whining and moaning about the state of affairs between their children, and the addiction with their children's video games such as World of Warcraft (WoW)."
cancel the damn account. thatll hit em where it hurts
When I was a kid playing on the Sega Genesis my parents thought I was "addicted" to video games as well. And they hid the power cord any time they thought I played too much or got grounded. And guess what? I found other things to do. Yes, I was looking forward to playing again, but it was not the end of the world. Just take it away! You are the parent, even if you are an idiot.
HAHAH I agree I never get how parents complain about their children being addicted to video games . It's really not that hard to stop them from playing , just disconnect their internet ! Or better yet make their computers run on some open source OS lol
It all begins with the psychological training...
" Beat Your Kids" its sad that this is the first thing that comes to his mind. there are many, MANY ways to stop a kid from playing who's lost in an addiction.
"go sit in the corner and think about what you did" type of people? i pray your kids don't run your life for you
i dont think they were being serious when they said 'beat your child' but it does my head in when i see parents crying etc saying their child is addicted to WOW. they are paying the subscription cost. they are paying the internet cost. they are paying for the electricity. they probably payed for the computer. grow some damn balls and be more assertive. take the comp off them and restrict it. threaten to cancel the account. do measures like that. im sure after the first month the kid will have realised that the sun and fresh air does not burn, and you can make real friends without raiding.
ok the sun does burn, but you get what im saying
Just don't pay their accounts, simple, many parents pay for their accounts and complain about how they spend their lives in the game but they have the power to forbid it.
Why is it that when anyone suggests that parents should beat their kids, some people take it so personal (sidar)? Here are some reasons why people shouldn't be bothered: 1-Nobody is hitting your kids unless you do it. 2-If your a good kid , you won't get beat. 3-It's none of your business how people raise their kids. 4-Don't be ignorant to cultural differences. 5-Some kids are so disrespectful that anything short of an ass-whooping will not suffice to change their ways. 6-Many people suggest it because it worked on them, i.e., myself. I had a bad habit of stealing my friends G.I. Joe's. My mom found out, whooped my ass, never happened again. 7-A whooping doesn't mean beating kids out of anger or to a bloody pulp. It should be a controlled punishment. Other people should only get involved if it becomes abuse. 8-I'll repeat this one because it so important...If your a good kid , you won't get beat.
Hah happened to me, and I didn't do any of the crap any of my cousins and friends did. I was given a choice in my preteen years between the belt and the book. I always picked the book but if I failed one of my dad's arbitrary tests, the former would rear its ugly head. I've never failed any of those tests. To this day I'm the only one in my generation in the extended bloodline who hasn't spent a second in the custody of any law enforcement agency.
i don't think an ass beating should be the first punishment parents should use but sometimes it is necessary. i got whooped(is that a real word?) as a kid, but it was never the first punishment i received and almost never w/ a belt. now as an adult i've never been in any real trouble(other than a possession and paraphernalia charge,but after 7 years of smoking pot i would say getting caught once is not too shabby). my brother on the other hand, who grew up w/ no punishments to really speak of, is 16 and has been arrested for attempting to set the local Wal-Mart on fire. don't ask why, i have no idea.
Folks are losing common sense (which should be renamed), and control of their children. Then complain when their little bastards run wild all over the known earth doing who knows what to who knows whom. Then they complain or make excuses when we try to tell them what to do with the brats. I suggest we force all bad kids into a Lord of the Flies like situation, or Battle Royale. ..yeah Battle Royale worked well.
I've never been arrested either and am the first to get a college degree.
but its forcing them to kill eachother. at least with lord of the flies, no one's forcing them to do anything. if they kill eachother, its by choice. i think it's more funny to see how they deal being in a lotf situation.
This it a bit off topic, but reminded me of an interesting technique my friend's father used on them. When they were bad, they had to go across the street to the woods and find a switch (small stick that made like a whipping motion). They had to then sit in the rec room on a chair with the switch and wait for their father who took his own sweet time. By then they were crying so hard you would have thought they were being tortured. By the time their father came in he usually didn't even have to use the switch, he just scared them into being good. Anyway, I don't really know what the point was, but I guarantee you I was the best behaved kid ever when I visited their house. Too many parents are trying to be a friend to their kids and fear any recourse discipline might cause. the parent needs to be the authority in all situations even when kids "hate them" and wish they were never born and all the other phrases they lob at their parents.
Too many parents try to be best friends instead of parents because they fear their kids will hate them. What they don't realize is someday that child will grow up and understand why he was punished. I love my mother more now because of it.
Simply put, it is bad parenting if your child is playing too many games. It isn't that hard to take the game console out of their room and lock it away for a while, or in the case of a computer, put the kid(s) on an account of their own and then as a parent using the admin account (with a password), restrict access to the game(s) until you see fit. Not that hard...
Most of the gamers I used to play WoW with were in their 20's... You didn't meet many people under 18...
Right, I agree. I think MMO's tend to draw in older crowds on average and some of the horror stories about those addictions ruin lives.
best N4G post title ever.
Is it really that effing hard for people to just take some accountability? I love how all the bad parents who are to busy to watch their kids always blame how screwed up their children are on anything other than themselves. People should have to get a license to breed and you should have to have a minimum iq to get said license.
I'd actually help put that into action if I could. Too many stupid people procreating these days, and since they're stupid there's no chance of them trying to teach their children how to become useful to the world around them.
at one time i also thought a license to have kids was a great idea. however, if you think about how such a government program would work, it's very unconstitutional and inhuman. think about it. the government would have to forcibly administer visectamies and/or forcibly tie a womens tubes when the hopeful parents failed the parenting/IQ test. and what would become of the children who were born of accidental pregnancies or to parents who refused to take a parenting test? a parenting license just would not work.
Letting them breed goes against the laws of nature. Ever herd of "Survival of the Fittest". This Darwinist ideoligy is scientifically proven. Unless manipulated by humans, only the best traits get passed down. I would't enforce it, but find the rational amusing.
This was a well thought out video. It also pretty much gets the message clear. I love it.
the title was worth my checking out, and yes its entirley under the parents control. dont pay their bills for them, make them get a job, and guess what? they are getting out of the house more often and thus not addicted to a game...to a degree. if they are not old enough to work, then they are not old enough for that kind of game anyway IMO...... all sorts of predators and criminals out there
I say take the Xbox 360 wrap it in a towel but leave the front plate uncovered so they can see their sweet asz console go up in flames :).
My Unlce went to town on our NES with a Axe! Because we was playing too much Super Mario Brothers 2, Metroid & Punch~Out! Yeah he K.O. our NES & Mike Tyson Punch~OUT 1 swing! We learned Life isnt a game a Grow~up! Parents take contol of your kids before u meet earile nursing home.
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