My sister's son gets up in the morning and plays computer games ( not educational ones either ) every day, whether its a school day or not. The second he gets home from school he either plugs right back in to the computer or plays nintendo or wii until dinner, eats, then goes right back on until bedtime. The only time he isn't playing games is when he has been bad and they have been taken away. Weekends he doesn't even stop to eat, he plays while eating. My sister supports him doing this, does his homework for him, and brings him his meals whenever he wants them. She has two other kids that she spends just as little time with. He is doing TERRIBLE in school. My sister blames her recent divorce and her ex husband for how he is doing in school, even though they were separated for two years before the divorce and he only sees his dad once a week. And when he goes over there, he plays computer games with his dad all day. The computer was busted last week because the six year old installed a game that was too big for the computer, and it was like the end of the world to him. He sat on the couch all day with a huge frown, refused to do anything, and was nasty to everyone he saw. The only reason he wasn't playing nintendo or wii was because he broke them the week before by stomping on them. This kid has no manners, is rude, and is a bully to every kid that is smaller than him. His attitude is horrible, and I won't allow my kids to be near him. You can't have a conversation around the kid because as soon as he sees company he starts talking very loud, butts in on what you are saying, and is just generally the most annoying, pain in the ass kid I've ever seen. So how much is too much? I know he plays too much, but its such a great way for his mom to get rid of him ( she's actually said this to me) that she won't limit his time. Do you think the games are contributing to his attitude? Or could it just be the "parenting" style of my sister that makes him such a pain?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Mar. 18, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:16 AM on Mar. 18, 2011
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