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How can I get my 9 yr old boy to stop being interested in video games?

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Easy, be a parent. YOU say what goes on in his life.

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Seems pretty logical to me.
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That's wise words man!
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Or don't buy them in the first place
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Eureka.. Sounds like its too late for that..
Maybe some sort of electrical shock after its on so long..
It works on reconditioning rats thoughts! :)
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Or just donate the games
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I think it's a pretty easy solution.
Blades, shock therapy for kids?.........I like it.
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cindysonthenet
just break it I know its expensive but if you don't he's just gonna find it and playit anyway and whine and throw a fit until you give in.
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How about the old hand across the face treatment:)
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No not for me Eureka... That's not nice...
Shock therapy says ...
Mommy and Daddy love you...
Stop doing what we don't want you to do....
And we will make the bad shocks go away!
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You can try supplementing the video "games" with other interesting activities. It is best that you also help him find other outlets and introduce him to other educational software that is challenging and fun.

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Enroll him in Little league Baseball and get him out of the chair for exercise or he is likely to become sedentary and damage his health as well as social adjustment with his peers.
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Excellent
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dont let him play them....

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Try and draw his interests towards other activities. ( I suggest an outdoor sport or something of the sort) Really though, kids will always be interested in video games. The industry usually targets kids at that age. Kids find them more appealing than most adults. ( except for me, I LOVE video games) Anyway, try to monitor and limit his gaming. :)

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Really helpful
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No problem!
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Turn them off or unplug them and then give him something else to do.

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Get him in sports
Get him outside playing
Give him activities to do
And limit his access to his video games.

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By pretending to be the parent and taking them away...

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Sounds like that may be too difficult!
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I know. Man...and they wonder why kids are so messed up? Take charge!
How ya doing today Blades?
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Doing well!
Been a busier than normal day :)
You wouldn't have to tell me twice to get up and turn off the video games lol
My parents would have bought one just to get me to stay in one place for an hour
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Sorry ... I meant to ask how your day is?
And how are you notbob?
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It's fine for those crappy days or just some down time, but some kids live on it. That's not healthy for the body or mind.
I'm doing ok. Can't complain cause no one would listen so.... Haha!
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I'm a good listener :)
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That's impossible, just let him but make sure he does his homework and keeps his room clean. Don't take away his passion

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Haha, now I know your a kid, fighting the fight! Don't be offended, as I told someone else, everyone under 45 is a kid to me.
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xD
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start doing out side actives and show him their are more things than video games

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Set some boundaries and time limits, and STICK TO IT .. and get him involved in other things.. like sports or other curricular activity.

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Put it on a timer unit.. It has power for X amount of time each day.. Then the power is turned off
Or you could just tell him the rules, make him follow the rules and don't cave in when he complains

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Great advice. I guess I was just shocked by the question.
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I used to be surprised.. But that's been awhile back.. Sadly those (video games)
Have become surrogate parents
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Yes. Exactly!
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The question you will write in the future is how can I get my 20 year old off the couch into a job and out of my house. Just letting you know they are very addictive and your kids health and education are at risk if you don't just break it.

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Have a timer. When it goes off, his time is done. Try to put him on a sport!

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In my opinion he's a child and he should be allowed to play games if want to, but as long as it's not too long. And if that's the case then maybe set a certain amount of time for him to play games and then cut him off and get him to go outside and play or family activities or watch television or movies with family....

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Who's the parent here? Put it away and only let him play it as a reward for doing some chores. Kids that young need to be involved in sports or an after school program.

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Put your foot down

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You can't stop his interest in video games, but you need to limit his time playing video games and BE THE PARENT!

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Take it away like everyone else is saying lol

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Get him into role paying video games. Even better, take him paint balling or to laser tag. Or go cart racing. Get him a skateboard and take him to a skatepark. Play with him. A trampoline is also something hell probably love. Remote controlled vehicles, nerf guns. My little bro is 10 and he'll play mine craft at any opportunity possible. From approximately ages 8-12 he'll want to play video games a lot. The best thing is to take his favorite character from a movie, video game, or tv show, and find fun activities, that you can get him to do by telling him they will make him more like that favorite character of his. That always works the best. Be a friend, not a tyrant. It'll also help with a better relationship not only now, but as he gets older.:)

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Remove them

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Kicking the habits of video games is too hard to leave. Being a parent, we need to set strict limits and monitor usage of computers. Therefore, keep the computer or game systems out of their room or wherever there are live. Utilize their time for homework and communication with friends.

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Have him join a sport.

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put limits on the time and put aside special time with him.

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