The mum took to social media to gather opinions on whether she was “too strict” with her 12-year-old son after he stopped speaking to her
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A mother’s “strict” decision to ban her son from playing video games suitable for people over the age of 18 has resulted in her son vowing not to speak to her for a year.
The mum took to social media to gather opinions on whether she was “too strict” with her 12-year-old son after he stopped speaking to her.
Taking to Twitter, the mum said: “My son is refusing to speak to me for the rest of the year as I won’t let him play adult console games…
“He’s 12 and he wants to play GTA and Call of Duty because all his friends are doing it.
“Am I too strict here?”
In less than a day, the tweet had thousands of likes and hundreds of replies and retweets. This is reported by the Liverpool Echo.
Some people have agreed with her while others have shared different views.
One Twitter user said: “Parenting is hard! My son is 12 too. He knows what’s fine but sounds a lot worse online than all of us, but it’s relevant or amusing or it’s ‘in context’.
“If he’s a good boy, he’ll know the difference and you won’t have a problem. Trust your upbringing!”
Another said: “No. I didn’t leave mine. They’re 15 and 16, and I *just* accepted those games not long ago. I don’t think I’m an overly strict parent, but at 15 there are still film and television rules.
“16 less, but they have it [different] Maturity & 16 is good at picking what’s right for you.”
A third said: “They have already been through this and are very difficult to stop doing what their friends all do and say every day, they can be ostracized.
“Both my two are now in their mid-20s and overall letting them use the games was the right thing to do, the bigger issue is timing!”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mums-strict-video-game-ban-26797668 Mom's 'strict' video game ban means 12-year-old son won't speak to her for a year