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So I got my son a laptop for Christmas. He has been playing Roblox pretty much all day, every day for the last 3 weeks. He has become unsociable and isn't interested in doing anything else because (he tells me) he will have to stop playing and might "miss his Roblox friends". From what I can tell from when I observe and ask questions about what he's doing, there isn't much interaction going on and he spends his time running his toon around from place to place by himself.
I can't pull his interest away into anything, I'm lucky if I don't get tons of sulking and complaints when I insist he comes with me to run errands (he's only 8 and I'm not comfortable leaving him home alone for long periods of time). He won't even watch movies or TV shows, much less read anything that doesn't show up in game.
Am I doing something wrong? Should I just trust that the (rather obsessive) interest will fade and move into something else?
Stop Press: Raghu removed his glider (looks like a broomstick) and then the pet came out flying with him. So i guess a glider and pet can't be used simultaneously? He really wants to fly around the place with his pet flying beside him. So i'm still trying to help with that.
Hema A Bharadwaj said:
So today Raghu's first pet.. a dragon egg hatched. Despite spending some time online and in the lovely, elaborate help section of the wizard site... i'm not able to help raghu with this aspect: how to get the baby dragon to fly around the city with Raghu's character. the dragon is staying in the house. Many characters are moving around the city with their pets. I'm either not using the right words to search for answers or the answer is infront of me and i'm not seeing it.
Raghu did go to his backpack and pressed the equip button for the Dragon. But nothing changed. Any ideas?
Alex Polikowsky said:
Hema I am gald Raghu is enjoying them! MD has been really into Minecraft lately!
It another really cool game!
I started a character on Roblox so Joe and I could connect a little bit. Mama2D2 is my username. LoL ^_^
thanks for the support and ideas about video games ladies.
Does Raghu play minecraft? Which server? Neelabh is into it big time!
Alex thanks for the cool game links and details on Roblox. Raghu has been playing Club Penguin. He plays Hotwheels cars via a friends cd. His wii got messed up becuase of an electricity issue :-( Trying to get fixed or get new. He enjyed Runescape but needed me there for next to him... which is sometimes hard due to Zoya needing me. I'm almost thinking i need to have computers set up next to each other and reconfigure my home a bit... so we can do multiple things closer to each other. many a time I think the issue is having a set structure for the house based on how its built. And really what i need to do is make the front room a play area and the inside room a sit-area. And the play area can have the computer, viewable from kitchen and upstairs... so easier to help verbally, be around etc.
Hope i'm not totally off topic... but for me with one child deeply interested in all things gaming/computer and the other not so much... i have to physically make myself available to both... so meeting their needs effectively in the same space would be better for Raghu's gaming fun too.