posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:52 AM
A year ago I would have laughed at this and said your stupid. Although, nowadays I have a 4 year old roommate every other week. ( Not mine roommate
has a kid every other week. ) I have seen this child go from loving to play outside, riding his bike, etc. to being introduced and now addicted to
Aidan (the 4-year-old) was at Disneyland for the first time a month ago; but throughout the entire trip he was misbehaving and saying "I just wanna
go home." I was shocked, so I pried a little and found out he only wanted to leave because his dad bought him a new spider-man video game a few hours
before he left for the trip.
On another note Aidan is a violent child, he has been kicked out of, as far as I know 3, different day cares for being violent and mean. He is also
very badly mannered. If asked to do something he doesn't want to he will "pull out his gun and shoot you." "Like in Call of Duty!!" He is 4. He
plays games like COD BO, Gears of War, and World of Warcraft. All of which the primary goal is to kill things. Aidan is also absolutely obsessed with
winning. He cannot let you walk into a room first get a drink first, or anything without throwing a tantrum immediately. (I do understand children's
want to be number 1 and I have observed healthy behavior of that, his is not the healthy "I want to win!
" mentality. His goes more like "I need
to win. O.O" His father thinks it's no big deal and doesn't see what it is doing to his kid. I've told him countless times to be a more active
parent, but there is only so much one can say.
Ahh this ended up a lot longer than I anticipated. Sorry, just my view on "video-games are bad". In short, The rating system on video games is there
for a a reason. WHEN young children are allowed to play video games they should be monitored and strictly quarantined to their appropriate game