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4-13-2010 @ 4:43PM
While the positives are positive now, they can become negative in the future. Be aware that when he becomes an adult, it is possible that the video games will have a adverse effect on his willingness to do anything else like get a job, or go to school. (this can also be said for any individual)It has happened to a friend of mine, her parents used video games and play time as a means to get her brother, with Asperger's, to do chores and such. Now that he's an adult, they have no control, and all he does is play video games.
4-13-2010 @ 4:58PM
While this parent seems to keep WoW as one of many activities, I think this is a very good point to make.I know someone with Aspergers who is in essentially the same situation. Games helped him in some ways, but they've completely taken over his life now. If you think they're addicitive to the average person, take someone with obsessive tendencies and you have a potential receipe for disaster.
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