Lazy parents create game addicted children.
When it comes to parents and children, the expression "game addiction" should be replaced with the expression "babysitter" because the fact is. It's much easier to let your kid play something on a tablet then taking care of it. We see this in our society today in every corner of the street. We see parents giving their children tablets instead of spending quality time with them. Tablets, smart-phones, computers equipped with games are the cheapest and the simplest babysitters.
Nothing of this is surprising at all, and in the defense of parents, we live in a very stressful society where we work many hours and we not only lack time to spend time with their kids, but we also are too tired to do it. We are constantly bombarded with information from our jobs, our smart-phones, our social media. We live in a society where it's almost impossible and not accepted to not be reachable 24/7
Twenty years ago a weirdo, was a person had some kind of technical device in his or her possession no one could identify, a nerd.
Today we see a weirdo when a person in a public place doesn’t have a smart-phone equipped.
Twenty years ago we weren’t as tired and stressed out as we are today and this is one of the reasons.
Most of us get tired mentally after spending more than two hours reading a book. Unless you are a professional, it wouldn’t be possible for you to read a book 8 hours in a row without getting tired. If this is okay to accept as a fact, then it should be the same as constantly reading fragments of text on social media and news all day long.
Could this be one of the reasons why we are tired all the time and don’t have any energy to spend time with our kids?
Is this one of the reasons the kids that are constantly bombarded with online stuff and are tired and lack energy and prefer games (which leads to game addiction in the end) instead of playing outside?
I witnessed a conversation between a father and his son in a coffee shop once, and I couldn’t believe what I’ve heard. The kid was in such a terrible shape I couldn’t for anything in the world determine his age. Judge by his linguistic skills, he was around 6-7, but he was obese, and because of all the fat surrounding his body, he looked like 13-15
The father suggested to his son that they would eat a pizza and then go home and play some play-station football game. My reaction was. -Why don’t you play football with your son outside instead, his cardiovascular system would definitely need it because as for now, the kid probably won't survive his thirtieth birthday?
This is, of course, an extreme example but if we look around in our society today, many parents prefer to have their kids game addicted because they lack time and energy to take care of them properly.
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