Allowing and enabling our kids and their video game habit is – according to Trace Embry – like pushing drugs.
Learn why next.
Many parents don’t realize that video games can be every bit as addicting as the most powerful drug on the market. By addiction, I’m talking about chemical addiction. Many video game programmers know exactly what they’re doing when they design the games. Not unlike cigarette manufacturers, they want repeat customers. When one parent discovered the true addictive nature of the video games that landed her son in a treatment program, she made a chilling statement upon realizing her role in her son’s addiction. She said, “I was his dealer.”
Moderation is the key to virtually everything in life. As parents, we need to be our kid’s governors, and not their dealers.
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