Is my son normal?! Does your son do this ALL THE TIME?
EDIT: THANK YOU ALL FOR THE RESPONSES! He loves reading & does. (Comics, Books based on Greek Mythology, etc.) He has no interest in sports! (which is why I think SO pushes the gaming. My SO isn't a gamer and is a HUGE Sports fanatic! My DS a gamer, my DD1 is into sports, esp basketball & my DD2 is into music. He'll shoot hoops with the girls & listen to music with them too... I was just concerned about the amount of time he spends on the gaming system. His high school is a tech school & they just introduced a programming class, that of course he will take once he gets to that grade.
Thanks for the advice :)
So my son is 14, gets straight A's, completes all of his homework, does all of his chores (most of the time without being asked), even does some chores that aren't his w/out being asked... He's active & works out - P90x, Insanity, etc. at school and works out at home. With that being said - he is on his Xbox ALL THE TIME! After all that is done, he spends the rest of his waking moments eating or on his XBox... this adds up to about 3.5 - 4 hours a day! Longer if it's the weekend. My SO (his soon to be step-father) says he plays too much. I don't know what else to have him do. Most of his friends don't live close by & even if they did, he'd be over there playing on their gaming station! He plays with his sisters & step-sisters on the XBox - during the day they do go out and play until it gets dark, but now it's dark by 5:30 & he isn't home until 4:30 from school... any advice?! Are there other things teen boys can do? Is my son normal?! LOL Oh he also loves reading & spends the last 30 minutes or so before bed w/ a book. He's not athletic & isn't into sports... Should I just let him continue to be a gamer or should I force him into other activities?