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Posted: Oct 30th 2009 5:17PM Kalex716 said

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This is a good article to read for anyone who has to consider these issues.

An interesting thought experiment:

Replace the word 'gaming' and it's contextual uses with something with a completely different social perception like, "physics studies" and see how this list changes.

Is it possible to be too passionate about anything?

Posted: Nov 2nd 2009 1:46PM monkeybones said

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I have an young adult son who has OCD. We recently had an issue with him studying for his Physics class too much. Its funny that you mentioned that!

My autistic/OCD son actually balances out gaming quite well. He understands the importance of school and physical fitness, and limits himself on his gaming time.

His younger sister always needs 5 more minutes (approximately 2 hours in our time) before she gets off. I'll pull the plug if she's not the doctor in a party.

But before the family can play, we must earn play time by finishing our responsibilities. If they don't go to School, Karate, Soccer, they can't get on the computer. Period.

As always, these MMO family articles are great! Thanks.
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Posted: Oct 30th 2009 7:22PM Tom in VA said

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Interesting article.

I kept thinking, as I read it, what if you replace "your child" with "your friend" or "your spouse" or "your sibling"?

Or even -- now here's a thought: "YOU". ;)

Posted: Oct 30th 2009 8:40PM (Unverified) said

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Video games + consumption of caffeine = addicted habit

nuff said

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