Lisa made an interesting comment on my last post. She mentioned how this game was the cause of some terrible marriage problems friend's of hers were having.
I thought about this. My guess is that it is probably the husband who has an addiction problem. He probably plays all the time, never spending time with his family and ignoring his duties.
There a quite a few addictions that can cause the same strife in any home. To name a few, Pornography, and alcohol, which are very dangerous in and of themselves. Then there are games.
Whether you play on a computer or play a gameboy or Xbox. I used to be against these things. I have learned since I have aged that these things are not bad in and of themselves but do need to be regulated. WoW is a huge incentive for my kids. I love how they can get their stuff done fast to play. They only get an hour after their things are done and if they want more time, they have to do another job.
The fun thing at our house is that we all like the game so we actually spend time together watching each other play. It drives me crazy to watch Bry play! He lets himself get killed while I would run away! His pride doesn't let him be a chicken! It is so fun. What I really want to do is buy a laptop so we can run around together. I know a couple that do that. They don't go to movies, they don't watch tv, they like to play together.
Addictions like over eating, or shopping when you have no money, or other things like ignoring your home and kids while playing would definitely fall under the line in my opinion. I think it comes down to being a mature adult and mature parent.
We as parents need to teach our kids to take care of responsibility first and make play time at anything, the reward. It is too bad that there are so many people who struggle with this. It can ruin lives and families. On the flip side of the coin, it can bring a family close and give them something in common and fun to do together that is no more of a waste of time than watching tv would be.
Be careful folks. Don't judge a book by it's cover. I used to do that where games are concerned. Life doesn't always have to be a "test". I believe we can have a little fun too!
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