My mom absolutely hates that i play video games, and hates video games in general. But it makes me wonder, why do parents hate gaming? Now i know for sure i don't have the only mom (i don't have a dad but for you it could just both of your parents) in the world that hates gaming. It frustrates me how some parents think gaming is such a bad thing, but its not. And i will admit, i probably play video games way too much.
But the thing is, I don't act like a die hard no life gamer, and don't show the negative side effects of gaming. I'm a very smart kid (i just ended the grading period on high honor roll and I'm in the National Juniors Honor Society). On top of that I'm one of those kids that understand life very well for my age (I'm 14). Anyway back to the main topic. It boggles my mind how some parents are so against there kid playing video games.
Like i said before i always play video games. And I'm not one of those kids who sits at a tv scream and yells out "HACKER!" every time i get killed in COD (i don't even play COD now but i did when i was like 10 and still didn't yell at the screen and other things the childish kids do). I play games like CIV 5, Crusader Kings 2, Europa Universalis IV, Payday 2, and Arma 3. Now this doesn't apply to Payday 2, but these games can be pretty fucking hard to learn.
If you know these games you know you can't just turn on Crusader Kings 2 and start playing it. A little squeaker from COD wouldn't last 5 seconds in Arma 3. So really it's not like I physically annoy my family with yelling at screens or abruptly smashing buttons; I'm as quiet as a mouse when I play games. I mean i play them though because I have nothing else to do. It's been a long as 7 month winter.
Not like im going to go outside or anything. And even if it was warm outside it's not like I would have anything to do as all the kids in my neighborhood are either too young, too old, or have a totally different life style than me (and I'm NOT referring to them no liking gaming its very many other things too). When my mom asks me to do something i always do it also. I listen to my mom and do anything she asks me to. But apparently that's not enough for her to stop bitching at me to do something. Like i said before I play video games any chance i get. Which is practically right after school till about 10:30. But i play sports. I do wrestling, track, and football. (I'm very good at all 3 of them).
I don't it just gets very annoying how my mom won't leave me alone about it.