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I am new here. My 18 yr old

I am new here. My 18 yr old son is an avid gamer( I think an ADDICT)! He is VERY intellegent and has been homeschooled up till HS. He started college at 16 yrs old and is now in his 5th semester His grades are slipping,he stays up half the night gaming and doesnt get enough sleep!! Have tried to put a time limit on the gaming BUT he doesnt follow it!! Dont know what to do ??? I hate to see him throw away his chance for a chemistry degree because he chooses gaming over his schooling!!!! Need some advice!!!!

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Sorry mar I did reply but it

Sorry mar I did reply but it is where you previously posted in '16 year old son' forum.

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Welcome Mar!  Read the post

Welcome Mar! Read the post at the top of this forum that deals with adult children. Your son is an adult now. It sounds like he is living in your home while attending college. You have the right to declare your home a game-free zone. He has the right to decide whether he can live in a game-free house or not.

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Check his midterm grades (if

Check his midterm grades (if you are paying the tuition and he is still claimed as a dependent on your 1040, you have the right to see his grades). If he is failing, have him withdraw from his classes to avoid the hit to his GPA. The withdrawal deadline is probably coming up soon. At our son's college it was in early November, I think.

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Mar, I am in no way trying

Mar, I am in no way trying to discount the severity of obsessive/addictive gaming. I think just about every person who ends up gaming compulsively started out using it as an escape/entertainment.

To me, it seems as though you and your son have a good chance to avoid more serious consequences. He is 18 and already halfway through college. Maybe the quest for a great degree at a young age is wearing on him. I agree with Gamersmom's assessment of a game-free home. At the same time, it might be a great idea for him to see a good therapist, take a semester off and get a job where he has the opportunity and need to socialize with people...in person.

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