what should you do if your child

Philippines
February 17, 2007 3:32am CST
skips school or cuts classes just to play netwok games at internet cafes? Even if you've talked to the cafe administrator not to allow him to play there when your child comes over their place, they still cater to him. If your child is addicted to it, what should you do?
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@speqter (132)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
Then you should buy a computer so that he can play at home, so that he doesn't have to skip his classes.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
they have a computer at home, but since his guardian allows him to play only after he finished his homework/take home projects he is allowed to play. And he doesn't like that rule.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Here in the South, even police tell you, "You better do somethin' with that kid! Wear his ace out now or we'll be arresting him one day!" That was told to me about my younger brother-in-law. Being that I had no problem being the one who gave him his first good whipping for throwing himself in the floor at the local convenient store because he couldn't have chocolate right then, I had to take up responsibility for it when he provoked a fight at school, as well. Funny, after that first spanking, he never left my side very much. Children want discipline. They need to know that there will be costs, and believe me, being one who has been in trouble with the law and been to jail, they would much rather get a good ace beating :)
@tp3144 (25)
• United States
17 Feb 07
If this were my child, I would take him to class and chaperone him/her all day until school was out. I would consider it my responsibility to make sure he gets to school and stays in school. I would think that the child would be embarrassed and eventually change his/her ways, if not, I would continue to take them to school.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I really feel for you..I am not sure what all you can do...have you talked to the school yet? maybe they canb have him monitored.,.its too bad they dont lock the school up while school is in..but i would deff talk to the school..and go have another talk with the cafe' owner, and tekll him if your son is theer during school houirs again you would call the police..and maybe thats an idea.,.have it so the police know what your going threw and maybe you could get them to help you..maybe scope the place out and if they see your son theer slap a huge fine on them..and send him back to school..and maybe eventually making him do community service till he quits skipping?? just a bunch of ideas that popped in my little head lol..good luck!