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My son plays vdeo games almost non stop and is an A student. He is also very active outdoors and does the things that all young boys love to do. Physical, mental and chemical abuse is what causes mental illness.
Tx, I have children. A stick in the yard can be a "gun." You should see the pistol my nine year old built out of Legos.
Kids who game all day miss out on all of the outdoor and social activities that we were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy when I was a kid.
But, if I was given a choice of playing Cowboys and Indians outside during the summer or staying inside and playing Cowboys and Indians in graphic detail on a TV or computer I know which option I would choose...oh wait, the government has pretty much gotten rid of all the toy guns we enjoyed when I was young and they've been replaced by video games.
Isn't there a connection between gaming and high IQ? There's also a connection between high IQ and a few of the negatives mentioned above. Didn't Singapore kick our butts in academic performance?
Here's an article about video games making kids SMARTER: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Health/stor...
Thus proving the Singapore findings (video games making us nuts) true!
(that was a joke)
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