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16-year-old drops out of school to play video games


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It says he has a private tutor, and is doing well in his studies now...so more like "Dropped out of public school" rather than "left education behind completely".

Peebles hadn't been doing well in school and wasn't liked, and even now he isn't gaming full time. He has a tutor that provides a private education, and his parents say he's doing well with the more focused instruction and that their son now even does his homework without complaint. (Presumably he can hit the axe sooner after he's finished his studies.)
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Peebles hadn't been doing well in school

Probably because he didn't do his homework or study because he was too busy jamming away on a plastic guitar.

and wasn't liked

You don't learn too many communication skills and develop meaningful relationships when all you do is play video games.

The point is, a reasonable parent would perhaps restrict video game usage to see if this would help his studies and build relationships. Yes, it's good he has a tutor, but the real story is that his parents allowed him to quit school.

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I have no problems with him being home schooled. But being home schooled so he can start his career as a professional video gamer is ridicules. The last thing a 16 year old needs is more video games.

He does need social skills, volunteering can help him over come some of the issues he had in school.

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How do you become a professional video gamer, might I ask? I mean...I'm very good at the surgery games for the Wii. Does that mean that I can set my sights on becoming a professional video game doctor and implanting pacemakers?

You won't be implanting one in me! LOL!

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IT'S NOT WHAT I DO - IT'S WHOMEVER USED IT BEFORE ME!

You are aware of the fact that you, Deanna and myself are most definitely the troublemakers on these forums? If CIC had an awards banquet, I'm pretty sure we would be awarded with something...

You'd probably receive a dirty remote control.

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The point is, a reasonable parent would perhaps restrict video game usage to see if this would help his studies and build relationships. Yes, it's good he has a tutor, but the real story is that his parents allowed him to quit school.

My sister teaches high school at a drop out factory, where more than half of the kids drop out. One thing she points out is that even if the state or the parent forced a kid to go to school, what is he actually going to do? How about jack [EXPLETIVE DELETED]!

It takes a work ethic and responsibility to study for tests, do homework, and turn in assignments. A slacker might be forced to show up to school but doesn't mean that he is going to do anything. In fact, schools have rigged it so much that a low achiever almost has to intentionally want to flunk out because there is no more homework, do-overs for tests, no ZEROs on anything, and classes like math for boneheads and science for boneheads. Yet, so many kids would still rather drop out even though school is now so easy...

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It takes a work ethic and responsibility to study for tests, do homework, and turn in assignments. A slacker might be forced to show up to school but doesn't mean that he is going to do anything.

When I was 16, I certainly didn't have work ethic or responsibility. In fact, all I really wanted to do is play basketball and trick some poor girl into making out with me.

I wasn't interested at school AT ALL.

But I tell you what I did have--parents I was scared of.

I didn't study for tests, do homework, and show up for class because I WANTED to, I did all these things because I wasn't given a choice from my parents.

It's funny how fear of punishment trumps laziness and insolence every time.

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So do you sanitize the remotes that are attached to the night stand too? Now how does that work? :lol:

OK I think the reasoning behind the remote sanitizing was misunderstood. ;)

It's not that I think anything is being done WITH the remotes - I just don't know what's been with the hands USING the remotes prior their being on the remote. 88-)

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