For those of you who have children old enough to play with their friends via online gaming I thought I would list for you some reasons why online gaming is good. (This is just in case you stay up late pondering the evils of our society, and what effect all these killing/fantasy games have on your child.) Perhaps this will give you some peace of mind knowing the positive effects for you and your family.
You never have loud noisy children over anymore.
Since play dates are conducted over the internet.
You don't have a lot of kids running around, and your home stays cleaner.
You never hear "I'm bored" and have to make activity suggestions.
No more straining your creative parenting skills.
Your child's hand eye coordination improves daily.
This should help hone sport and music skills.
Anger management is easy.
With access to violence it is easy for your children to take out
their frustrations elsewhere. This makes for a calmer environment.
Don't have to worry about where the kids are.
Where are they? Why exactly where you left them 7 hours ago.
The monthly food bill lowers considerably.
Kids can't hear you calling for mealtime, therefore; they don't come to the table.
If they don't come to the table why cook? And if not cooking... stop purchasing the food.
Builds self esteem.
With all the kids online playing together your kid feels popular.
Online gaming is green and great for your yard.
Less wear and tear on trees - no more tree climbing.
Your grass grows greener - no more worn patches from too much running
Flowers and small shrubs do not get trampled.
Don't have to be troubled driving them anywhere.
Why would they want to go anywhere or do anything else?
Turn it on and watch them tune out.
You can holler at them and they can't hear a thing!
Love those headset.
Since you can't get online for your anger management this is the next best thing.