Let me start this off by saying that video games are not the source of evil in fact they are the exact opposite. Playing video games can increase in social interaction. For example lets say two of your friends are talking to each other and you want to join in the conversation, they tell you they are talking about this brand new video game and you have no idea what it is about leading you to feel left out however if you have a gaming pc and you have the game as well you can talk about it too. Most online games these days are heavily reliant on cooperative play and nothing is more fun than messing around online with your friends. There are even health benefits: Increased caution, overcome dyslexia, vision improve (unless you sit too close), improve memory and hand eye coordination, curb bad cravings, reduce stress. I find the best schedule to be when I come home to finish my homework and then play video games until bed. A question that might be asked is: what if my child is tempted to play at night? Simple answer take away the power cord or monitor on school nights on weekends however I believe it is okay to let your child keep it because even I myself get tired of playing sometimes and will stop. Another question might be is that: "Oh but they are thousands of dollars isn't that overpriced?" Answer: No you don't have to get a portable pc in fact I recommend against it. Stationary computers are way better than a pc could be and you don't even need to get a pre made pc you can make your own and they can reach prices as low as $500 there are many online guides. So now you can make your own PC for cheap. What if my kids grades drop? Well I believe to earn a PC you need to achieve a certain goal with grades and once your child gets a PC he or she will want to keep their grades up. If you base whether your child gets a PC based on if they get accepted into a program or a school I believe that is not all fair because maybe they did try to actually get in but sometimes things can be biased.
Things to help:
pcpartpicker- helps you design the perfect pc (DONT FORGET WINDOWS 10 OS)
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