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View Poll Results: Should I sell the XBOX?
Yes, you should sell it. 66 65.35%
No, you shouldn't sell it. Just ground him for awhile 29 28.71%
No. That would be mean to sell it. 3 2.97%
Gaz steals things to support his XBOX habit. 3 2.97%
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:14 PM  
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Parental Advice- Re: Xbox 360

Alright, my 11 year old son said a friend of his "gave" him his copy of Black Ops 2, because he thought he had lost it... got another copy and gave this other copy to my son.

I don't want my kids playing these violent video games, as it is, so I wouldn't buy this game for him.

Well, my son's friend's mom just called me and told me that they couldn't find the game anywhere... and they last remember playing it when my son was there.

My son then changed his story when confronted, saying that he was "borrowing" it and that his friend said that he could.

This is the third instance of him grabbing something that doesn't belong to him. He used my stored credit card in the XBOX to buy a bunch of credits to download games about 7-8 months ago. He took a gold peace sign necklace from my mom about 4 months ago. And now this.

So, should I sell the XBOX 360 or not? My instinct says yes. What say you?

TL;DR my son stole something for the 3rd time in the past 8 months, should I sell the XBOX?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #46
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #47
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He's just trying to get your attention. He feels neglected. Spend some time with him and it might stop, but really, sell me the xbox first.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #48
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Some pretty good advice in here, fortunately My son knows better so I don't think I have to worry about this at least until he has a chance to run around with the wrong group of morons in High school in a few years.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #49
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He's just trying to get your attention. He feels neglected. Spend some time with him and it might stop, but really, sell me the xbox first.
There may be something to this. I know TW's been traveling quite a bit lately.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #50
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Sell it. Then next Xmas get the new one either ps4 or new Xbox
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #51
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #52
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Caught stealing 3 times demands some serious action. It maybe hard for you now, but it will keep him from much more serious trouble later. Sell the Xbox at minimum. Have him do some volunteer work on the weekends to show what people do for the things he just takes.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #53
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Not a parent but the xbox seems to be too big a part of the equation.

I guess it is a great idea if you adequately connect the loss of the xbox to his actions but it seems that would take a lot of reinforcement of that message.

The "shit i cant play all these games" and thoughts like that would be taking up so much space when the "why" he can't play them is the most important.

Again. Not a parent so I dont pretend to know WTF I am talking about here.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #54
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Some pretty good advice in here, fortunately My son knows better so I don't think I have to worry about this at least until he has a chance to run around with the wrong group of morons in High school in a few years.
Man I talk my son up so what does he do? He lied about his homework being done, no Computer/PS3/WII for a week and a couple of lashes.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #55
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When I was a kid around his age I did something similar. My folks made me take the item to their door and tell them what I had done and apologize. It was so humiliating I never considered doing anything like that again.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #56
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My son and I went to this kid's house tonight and my son chatted with him and his dad and returned the game.

Apparently, the kid said he could borrow the game a couple of weeks ago... but he didn't borrow it then. And my son took that as an open invitation to take it the last time he was over there.

That would have been fine, except he told me the lie about his friend "giving" him his "extra" copy and had every intention of keeping it.

So... I've currently locked the XBOX down with permissions... and my seven year old loves playing Minecraft in offline creative mode... so, I think the idea of it being here as a reminder to him. Perhaps.

All of his game play and friends have been deleted. I may let him earn it back at a later date... but as it is, he is grounded from all technology for 3 months. He will be doing lots of reading... and we will be spending more time outdoors.

Thanks for the all of the thought-provoking comments, folks. I appreciate it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #57
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #58
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He also got a nice ass whooping. But the pain of that XBOX being inaccessible will bring him a reminder... and I may still sell it. I need more time to think about it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #59
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He also got a nice ass whooping. But the pain of that XBOX being inaccessible will bring him a reminder... and I may still sell it. I need more time to think about it.
It could also be that you're just a shitty father and your son is mirroring that as a result?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #60
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