Fortnite – Potentially unpopular opinion
I really wish parents would stop being so angry at the game makers.
This is the first of many things a child will encounter in his or her life.
The first of many things that will require limitations and self discipline.
How many things out there are fun, in moderation?
When kids overhear conversations between parents such as:
“Fortnite is to blame for his/her behaviour”
“I wish the game makers would see what they are doing to our kids”.
Mate, nobody is doing anything to your kids. Except for you, the parent.
Nobody is forced to let their child play Fortnite.
What message does this send?
We are living in what seems to be the age of not having our kids take responsibility until they are adults.
I think we can all be a little bit like this. It feels like our kids grow up so fast and we don’t want to hang everything on them.
The same news articles and uproar on gaming addiction happened when Minecraft soared in popularity, people just forget.
Fortnite isn’t our enemy.
Parents seem to have a fear of addressing boundaries. Parental confidence has gone out the door and we are struggling to say “No”.
Im so sick of people (even therapists) saying to me…
“You can’t take what he loves”.
Well I can and I do. The best thing I have done in recent times is ignore all of this pussy footing around and actually parent the shit out of my son.
Mess up at school = lose your playtime. Whats the difference in losing a console?
These kids are almost adults
Mess up at your job, you lose it.
In your Car, you lose your license. The list goes on.
If your child is old enough to play Fortnite then they are old enough to understand when you mess up, you take losses.
You earn the privilege back, and if you mess up again – you lose. Again.
Blaming others will only take a person so far.