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#31 Olson12

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:25 AM

View PostBelmont148, on 17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM, said:

I guess I am a bit confused as to why you directed this to the 3 of us? We feel the same way I am pretty sure, just stating that consuming 10-12 hours of YT a day with your phone just running with Fortnite players running matches is not healthy.

Completely agree with the social aspect. My son has come out of his shell more since Fortnite, and he has made some new friends and is able to communicate with kids from school that he never did outside of class. I joked with him a month ago that this was going to be gone by August and not cool anymore. It will die out when kids decide it's not cool. Like when all the parents are playing it more than them, they will move on, lol. Just like we took over My Space and FB, so they moved on to other outlets.

It was more towards the part where you said you'd rather him watch golf vs fortnite.  Watching someone play competitive sports vs video games is essentially the same experience.  You are watching people who are the best in the world at what they do compete.  You can see how people either rise to the occasion or crumble under pressure.  With the development of twitch.tv its bringing competitive gaming to the forefront and it's actually pretty fun to watch. (if you understand how difficult these games can be)


You may be right that eventually, it may not be cool but I've actually started to play it in order to connect with my son more.  With sports he's always had fun doing it but it wasn't something we talked about outside of the actual event.  Now we'll be having dinner and he's talking to me about getting his 1st win in fortnite or about how he and his friends are goofing off in the game.   It's easy as parents to try and dictate which direction our children go in life but I learned very early on to not try and push my personal agenda on him so that he resents me as he grows up.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:33 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 17 July 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

View PostNoles, on 17 July 2018 - 09:32 AM, said:

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View PostNoles, on 16 July 2018 - 09:29 PM, said:

I watched a half hour show on youtube which was Zach Johnson giving different putting drills.  It was fantastic.  I had my son watch it with me and we both use several of the drills when practicing.  So the notion that you can't improve your golf game by watching youtube, or any other platform is just false.

That is much different than watching a swing video to improve your game or to get your lessons from.
No one limited it to watching swing videos.  He said watching youtube "to learn and improve our games"

Watching putting drills on YouTube is not improving your game.  That is coming up with a drill that you have to practice to improve your game.  There is no technique taught.  To "Learn and Improve our games" is watching to get coaching and learn techniques.  You aren't talking about that, but you can think what you want to think and argue what you want to argue.  Not wasting my breathe on you any more.

I think you are all splitting hairs. I watch YouTube golf videos to "improve my knowledge of the game (or swing)".  Certainly, knowledge can improve your game. For example, if you didn't know before that hitting out of rough is harder than fairway and that perhaps you needed a steeper swing or to understand that you won't get as much spin on the ball from the rough, you learned something valuable. You can use that information on the course later. Now, to improve your shots out of the rough, you have to take the knowledge you learned and go physically practice it.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

getting blown up by a sticky bomb really irks me

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:13 PM

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Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

Exactly.  My son scores a touchdown and all of a sudden he busts out the Zany dance

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

View PostOlson12, on 17 July 2018 - 12:13 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

Exactly.  My son scores a touchdown and all of a sudden he busts out the Zany dance
so do NFL players....the new Madden game incorporated these dances...fortnite has taken over the world

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:41 PM

Glad to see my kid ain't the only one.  I always tell him if he applied his obsession with fortnite to golf, he's be a pro already.  Hahaha

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:42 PM

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 12:41 PM, said:

Glad to see my kid ain't the only one.  I always tell him if he applied his obsession with fortnite to golf, he's be a pro already.  Hahaha

When season 5 came out my son sent me a text at 6 am asking if i'll approve the battle pass purchase.  I told him he better wake his butt up this easily when school starts lol.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:36 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 17 July 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

View PostNoles, on 17 July 2018 - 09:32 AM, said:

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View PostNoles, on 16 July 2018 - 09:29 PM, said:

I watched a half hour show on youtube which was Zach Johnson giving different putting drills.  It was fantastic.  I had my son watch it with me and we both use several of the drills when practicing.  So the notion that you can't improve your golf game by watching youtube, or any other platform is just false.

That is much different than watching a swing video to improve your game or to get your lessons from.
No one limited it to watching swing videos.  He said watching youtube "to learn and improve our games"

Watching putting drills on YouTube is not improving your game.  That is coming up with a drill that you have to practice to improve your game.  There is no technique taught.  To "Learn and Improve our games" is watching to get coaching and learn techniques.  You aren't talking about that, but you can think what you want to think and argue what you want to argue.  Not wasting my breathe on you any more.
You told me you blocked me months ago.  You should have stuck with that.  I will continue to frustrate you because you are closed minded and think everything is black and white or exactly what you are thinking at that moment.  I will always push back on this.  Toughen up or block me.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:40 PM

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View PostNoles, on 17 July 2018 - 09:32 AM, said:

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View PostNoles, on 16 July 2018 - 09:29 PM, said:

I watched a half hour show on youtube which was Zach Johnson giving different putting drills.  It was fantastic.  I had my son watch it with me and we both use several of the drills when practicing.  So the notion that you can't improve your golf game by watching youtube, or any other platform is just false.

That is much different than watching a swing video to improve your game or to get your lessons from.
No one limited it to watching swing videos.  He said watching youtube "to learn and improve our games"

Watching putting drills on YouTube is not improving your game.  That is coming up with a drill that you have to practice to improve your game.  There is no technique taught.  To "Learn and Improve our games" is watching to get coaching and learn techniques.  You aren't talking about that, but you can think what you want to think and argue what you want to argue.  Not wasting my breathe on you any more.

I think you are all splitting hairs. I watch YouTube golf videos to "improve my knowledge of the game (or swing)".  Certainly, knowledge can improve your game. For example, if you didn't know before that hitting out of rough is harder than fairway and that perhaps you needed a steeper swing or to understand that you won't get as much spin on the ball from the rough, you learned something valuable. You can use that information on the course later. Now, to improve your shots out of the rough, you have to take the knowledge you learned and go physically practice it.
That's the norm for him.  He assigns a narrow definition to something and anything that deviates from that is wrong.  I usually just lay off of him and let others point it out to him but he quoted my post so I responded.  Hopefully he just blocks me again.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:42 PM

Unless your kid is really up and coming, as in maybe some D1 schools are already getting wind of him... I wouldn't 'force' his hand at anything. If he wants to waste his time on Fortnite... let him. If you shove golf (or any sport) down his throat when he does not want to concentrate on it, he will resent you for it and you'll be "that dad" who makes his kid do sports against their will.

Growing up I had soooo many friends whose dad was that guy, and it really isn't flattering. While maybe you should limit your son's video game time, I also wouldn't demand that does golf more than he already wants/does. Kids be kids.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:37 PM

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

What is the orange justice?.  Lately I see all the kids doing the Floss!  in ln my sons PGA JL match on Sunday his group decided the winning team GOT to do the floss .  There they were all together on the 9th green Flossiní . Lol

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

It sounds like I am in the minority; but Fornite was never introduced in our household. I basically nipped it in the bud before the kid could ask for it;  I get the social aspect but do believe that such games are addictive and it takes away from the overall development.  FWIW - i feel the same way about him playing/practicing too much of golf - we take a break when it becomes a obsession or school work/other activities are impacted.

Everyone has different parenting styles but this whole notion of "let the kid be a kid" / "waste time playing fortnite" is something I will not understand.  I guess we can all agree to disagree and this post is not meant to be confrontational.

If you do believe that your child is less interested in golf and more in video games then you see if it a passing phase or see how they react to not playing well during a tournament etc.  At the end of day, you cannot force them to play golf or any activity but you can definitely guide them and help them understand the consequence of their actions.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

View Posthangontight, on 17 July 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

What is the orange justice?.  Lately I see all the kids doing the Floss!  in ln my sons PGA JL match on Sunday his group decided the winning team GOT to do the floss .  There they were all together on the 9th green Flossin' . Lol

The Floss is so 2013.  Lol.  I only know this lame OJ dance because my kid won't stop doing it!

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

View PostTigerMom, on 14 July 2018 - 07:00 AM, said:

No parent who is serious about children's development would allow them to play addictive videogames like fortnight
Lol, no kids I take it? You would rather them run around the hood for hours getting street cred...

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:12 PM

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 05:07 PM, said:

View Posthangontight, on 17 July 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

What is the orange justice?.  Lately I see all the kids doing the Floss!  in ln my sons PGA JL match on Sunday his group decided the winning team GOT to do the floss .  There they were all together on the 9th green Flossin' . Lol

The Floss is so 2013.  Lol.  I only know this lame OJ dance because my kid won't stop doing it!
Is that where you drive a white bronco down the freeway at 25 mph or where you try on isotoner gloves that don't fit?

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:14 PM

View Postleezer99, on 17 July 2018 - 05:12 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 05:07 PM, said:

View Posthangontight, on 17 July 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

What is the orange justice?.  Lately I see all the kids doing the Floss!  in ln my sons PGA JL match on Sunday his group decided the winning team GOT to do the floss .  There they were all together on the 9th green Flossin' . Lol

The Floss is so 2013.  Lol.  I only know this lame OJ dance because my kid won't stop doing it!
Is that where you drive a white bronco down the freeway at 25 mph or where you try on isotoner gloves that don't fit?

Hahahaha, Orange Justice man

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:20 PM

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 05:14 PM, said:

View Postleezer99, on 17 July 2018 - 05:12 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 05:07 PM, said:

View Posthangontight, on 17 July 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

View Post4rheel, on 17 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Can we agree the Orange Justice (dance) is ruining our kids' swings? Lol

Unfortunately, my kid doesn't mind if I video him doing that goofy dance.

What is the orange justice?.  Lately I see all the kids doing the Floss!  in ln my sons PGA JL match on Sunday his group decided the winning team GOT to do the floss .  There they were all together on the 9th green Flossin' . Lol

The Floss is so 2013.  Lol.  I only know this lame OJ dance because my kid won't stop doing it!
Is that where you drive a white bronco down the freeway at 25 mph or where you try on isotoner gloves that don't fit?

Hahahaha, Orange Justice man
Now I feel clueless,.  What is orange justice?  Do I need to play fornite to be part of WRX? :)

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:43 AM

week 1 challenges....complete.....finally found a dam LLama.....

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

View Posttsecor, on 18 July 2018 - 06:43 AM, said:

week 1 challenges....complete.....finally found a dam LLama.....

My 5 yo is nicknamed "Lucky LLama". She is the only one that can find those dam things. I think she gets one every other game.

I know video games come and go, but sometimes something so big happens that it actually makes history. I don't think I have seen a fad come around that had staying power since Pokemon, and before that it was the 1st Nintendo. So many parents were against the Nintendo, but eventually pretty much every home in America had one. Unless something crazy happens to kill this Fortnite thing, streaming MP games are going to be the mainstream. It may not be Fortnite, but something will replace it.

It's like this. Tons of success have been made in the gaming industry over the last 20-25 years, but it's when you crack into the "normal" people that you make real money. And that is what Epic Games did. Those guys are making some serious coin, and not because they just made they next best game, but they cracked the code and got the "normies" to play. It's those folks that never play games, that still want to get in on the action. But it will also be those same "normies" that will kill it. It has to evolve, and it will never make as much money as it is right now, but I think they will keep the trend going.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:17 AM

the fact that it is free and you do not have to pay $60 for a game makes it amazing.....if you CHOOSE to spend money on this game, you can but they have changed gaming forever

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:18 AM

View PostBelmont148, on 18 July 2018 - 08:29 AM, said:

View Posttsecor, on 18 July 2018 - 06:43 AM, said:

week 1 challenges....complete.....finally found a dam LLama.....

My 5 yo is nicknamed "Lucky LLama". She is the only one that can find those dam things. I think she gets one every other game.

I know video games come and go, but sometimes something so big happens that it actually makes history. I don't think I have seen a fad come around that had staying power since Pokemon, and before that it was the 1st Nintendo. So many parents were against the Nintendo, but eventually pretty much every home in America had one. Unless something crazy happens to kill this Fortnite thing, streaming MP games are going to be the mainstream. It may not be Fortnite, but something will replace it.

It's like this. Tons of success have been made in the gaming industry over the last 20-25 years, but it's when you crack into the "normal" people that you make real money. And that is what Epic Games did. Those guys are making some serious coin, and not because they just made they next best game, but they cracked the code and got the "normies" to play. It's those folks that never play games, that still want to get in on the action. But it will also be those same "normies" that will kill it. It has to evolve, and it will never make as much money as it is right now, but I think they will keep the trend going.

It is addicting because it involves random luck, gambling aspect, social interaction, and it is a game.  The game is never the same and they evolve it by changing weapons and maps.  

This game is one of if not the best video games of all time.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:22 AM

I have a deal with my kid.  He's a straight A student.  I get grade updates constantly online from his school.  His passions right now are video games, playing ice hockey and playing golf.  If he maintains straight A's he gets to do basically whatever he wants.  One B, he loses video games.  2 B's he loses ice hockey.  Worse than that and he's basically grounded from his hobbies until the grades improve.  He finished the 4th grade with straight A's.  He's had an awesome summer.  Went to golf camp for a couple weeks, hockey camp for a couple weeks and stays up late every night playing Fortnite.  His "job" is to get excel in school.  Everything else is frosting of his choice.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:26 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 July 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

This game is one of if not the best video game of all time.

As a former WoW player I like two things about it. One, your "skill" from game to game resets. You dont have fully leveled up characters loaded with weapons and armor playing against completely new players. Experienced, sure, but the equipment resets to zero. Second, I love that games reset and get you back into a new one within a minute or two.
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:41 AM

This post has brought up some amazing dialogue with my wife about golf, video games, and raising boys that would have probably never happened.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:50 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 July 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

View PostBelmont148, on 18 July 2018 - 08:29 AM, said:

View Posttsecor, on 18 July 2018 - 06:43 AM, said:

week 1 challenges....complete.....finally found a dam LLama.....

My 5 yo is nicknamed "Lucky LLama". She is the only one that can find those dam things. I think she gets one every other game.

I know video games come and go, but sometimes something so big happens that it actually makes history. I don't think I have seen a fad come around that had staying power since Pokemon, and before that it was the 1st Nintendo. So many parents were against the Nintendo, but eventually pretty much every home in America had one. Unless something crazy happens to kill this Fortnite thing, streaming MP games are going to be the mainstream. It may not be Fortnite, but something will replace it.

It's like this. Tons of success have been made in the gaming industry over the last 20-25 years, but it's when you crack into the "normal" people that you make real money. And that is what Epic Games did. Those guys are making some serious coin, and not because they just made they next best game, but they cracked the code and got the "normies" to play. It's those folks that never play games, that still want to get in on the action. But it will also be those same "normies" that will kill it. It has to evolve, and it will never make as much money as it is right now, but I think they will keep the trend going.

It is addicting because it involves random luck, gambling aspect, social interaction, and it is a game.  The game is never the same and they evolve it by changing weapons and maps.  

This game is one of if not the best video game of all time.
agreed, except when you are playing squads and the 8 yr old on the headset complains that you only have 1 kill...and the language used by kids on this game is unreal.... one day a younger kid says to my bro-in law "you even play bro?" after he got shot once.....it was hilarious....

50v50 mode is the best......except when a team mate sabotages you and refuses to revive you.....

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

View PostChipwich, on 18 July 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

I have a deal with my kid.  He's a straight A student.  I get grade updates constantly online from his school.  His passions right now are video games, playing ice hockey and playing golf.  If he maintains straight A's he gets to do basically whatever he wants.  One B, he loses video games.  2 B's he loses ice hockey.  Worse than that and he's basically grounded from his hobbies until the grades improve.  He finished the 4th grade with straight A's.  He's had an awesome summer.  Went to golf camp for a couple weeks, hockey camp for a couple weeks and stays up late every night playing Fortnite.  His "job" is to get excel in school.  Everything else is frosting of his choice.

We have started using the same way.  Ours makes very good grades.  Going to be an 8th grader and already has a 4.0 in high school credit and course work.

Garbage taken out
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:07 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 July 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

View PostChipwich, on 18 July 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

I have a deal with my kid.  He's a straight A student.  I get grade updates constantly online from his school.  His passions right now are video games, playing ice hockey and playing golf.  If he maintains straight A's he gets to do basically whatever he wants.  One B, he loses video games.  2 B's he loses ice hockey.  Worse than that and he's basically grounded from his hobbies until the grades improve.  He finished the 4th grade with straight A's.  He's had an awesome summer.  Went to golf camp for a couple weeks, hockey camp for a couple weeks and stays up late every night playing Fortnite.  His "job" is to get excel in school.  Everything else is frosting of his choice.

We have started using the same way.  Ours makes very good grades.  Going to be an 8th grader and already has a 4.0 in high school credit and course work.

Garbage taken out
Table Cleaned from Dinner
Room Cleaned
Reading done
SAT/ACT prep done.
let me amend that for you so he would enjoy it...

eat dinner
fortnite
read
fortnite
take garbage out
fortnite
fortnite
homework
fortnite

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:30 AM

View PostTigerMom, on 16 July 2018 - 07:14 AM, said:

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 15 July 2018 - 12:23 PM, said:

If you're a parent forcing you're child to  practice , I can tell you what's going to happen when you're child gets to college level golf , and you are not going to like it. They'll suddenly have zero drive (in your opinion ) however they've never had that drive and it's always been a parent pushed drive. Sadly I've seen this among way to many kids in my 4 years so far of college golf

No one said anything about forcing kids to practice

Playing outside with other kids, reading a book, using imagination to have fun around the house, listening to music are all better uses of time and ARE NOT addictive

Video games are an inferior use of kids' time

When kids get immersed with video games they lose perspective and reality and waste endless hours without an understanding of how long they've been playing

Doing 10 minutes of homework is torture, but playing 6 hours straight of Fortnight is no problem and they complain if you ask them to stop

I've seen it happen with our older kids friends - wasting summer vacations and family trips glued to phones or tablets playing games

It will end badly for those kids and society overall when they get older

LOL. Plenty of kids played a s*** ton of video games and turned out fine. I know I played them a whole lot growing up and turned out fine... Minus a cussing a little too much.
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:32 AM

View Postkrtgolfing, on 18 July 2018 - 11:30 AM, said:

View PostTigerMom, on 16 July 2018 - 07:14 AM, said:

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 15 July 2018 - 12:23 PM, said:

If you're a parent forcing you're child to  practice , I can tell you what's going to happen when you're child gets to college level golf , and you are not going to like it. They'll suddenly have zero drive (in your opinion ) however they've never had that drive and it's always been a parent pushed drive. Sadly I've seen this among way to many kids in my 4 years so far of college golf

No one said anything about forcing kids to practice

Playing outside with other kids, reading a book, using imagination to have fun around the house, listening to music are all better uses of time and ARE NOT addictive

Video games are an inferior use of kids' time

When kids get immersed with video games they lose perspective and reality and waste endless hours without an understanding of how long they've been playing

Doing 10 minutes of homework is torture, but playing 6 hours straight of Fortnight is no problem and they complain if you ask them to stop

I've seen it happen with our older kids friends - wasting summer vacations and family trips glued to phones or tablets playing games

It will end badly for those kids and society overall when they get older

LOL. Plenty of kids played a s*** ton of video games and turned out fine. I know I played them a whole lot growing up and turned out fine... Minus a cussing a little too much.

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