The Video Game War Rages On

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If given the chance my children would access computers and technology with an unlimited appetite and not stop playing. You see my children are limited to 30 minutes daily and on special occasions one hour a day.

It is so easy as an adult to have Facebook eat away an hour of my time in one sitting. I am a responsible adult with many different things to do in one day and it is difficult to walk away from our modern day technology. But when I do, that time is gone, never to be returned to my life.

Children are easily sucked into the entertainment of technology and do not have the objective reasoning to realize their brains are not being challenged. They sit still and play, no movement and no socializing with others.

Yes, video games keep our children quiet and out of our way but that is not the reason we are parents. We are parents to teach and form our children into well balanced, healthy, caring, socially responsible, kind individuals. We should be teaching them, not allowing for them to be molded by the antisocial, constant violence, cursing, and blatant disregard for human respect that the most popular games exemplify.

Choose to give your child a place to grow, creative ways to play, and a parent who interacts with them more often. Our children need us even if they beg to play video games all day long; it is not in their best interest to let them. If we want to have a good relationship with our children we will not give them everything they want but instead everything they need. Video games are not high on the priority list of needs for our children.

Copyright 2014 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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