Hello!I am the mom of a 15 year old Minecraft addict. When my son wakes up, he makes a bee line to the computer. I have had to set restrictions...no computer until you are dressed, bed is made, teeth are brushed and breakfast has been consumed. Of course, he forgets or tries to pretend he forgets at times, but will comply and rush back to his computer.My son is an honor student in high school. His grades have suffered a bit, but I am not sure if it is because it was his first year in H.S. in honors classes, or that he simply spends too much time on the computer and not enough studying. Maybe both. I did set restrictions that all homework needed to be done before using the computer, but then I would notice missing homework assignments throughout the year. He claimed he forgot...He had friends till somepoint in middle school when he had a falling out with his friends. He has since not found any new friends, really and is definitely afraid to try and put himself out there and get rejected. I have even pushed him to contact some kids from school - they also play Minecraft so they see eachother on line sometimes. They reject him when he asks them to do something.I definitely feel that he is escaping reality by playing this game. He is still involved in Soccer and he enjoys the A.V. club at school. But, when he is home, he is on the computer ALL DAY. He just bought himself an expensive gaming computer...I don't even know why I allowed it. He used his birthday and holiday money. I want him to have a balanced life, but I know how rejected he must feel with no friends. I am torn on how to handle this. He gets so angry when I tell him to stop...which is a long process as well. Any advice?
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