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    Pomegranate17
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    Anyone out there struggling with a fourteen year old obsessed with Fortnite game ? Due to the deviously brilliant absence of any timed starts and finishes I cannot get my son off this game and it is causing huge stress  in our house, especially around meal times and bed times anyone got any help/suggestions?

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    AnthonyMorgan
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    I think you need to have a serious conversation about it, and calm, what is the most important. And I’m sure you’ll come up with a compromise.

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    Northern_dad
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    It may seem slightly extreme and it will most likely produce a tantrum or two to begin with but I found that simply turning off the hub worked brilliantly. I’d tell them their tea was ready (and I always tell them what I’m making so they are aware it’s imminent) and then if they weren’t down in good time or I got ‘I’m in a game’ the power button got pressed. It was only when one of my elder children confided that it was a very effective tactic (they’d moved out and so it didn’t affect them anymore 😂) that I felt better about doing it.

    The same thing works well for ensuring quieter bedtimes too!

    The only down side is that the internet speed sometimes is s little erratic after switching back on but that affects gaming way more than streaming TV etc so it’s like a double whammy for them. If you hear complaints of ‘why is it so laggy’ you’re winning😁

     

    I’m lucky, they’ve moved on from Fortnite now….. but if anyone has any cure for the incessant playing of K-pop, particularly BTS, please advise. I have words I don’t even understand going through my head daily 😂

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    RunningMumof2
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    I don’t have any answers, but I feel you pain. I HATE Fortnite! It truly brings out the worst in my boys 🙁 However, I’ve allowed them to keep it because I know it’s the only way for them to connect with some of their friends.

     

    I think like Anthony says, try talking to him first. Explain how it makes you feel and ask him how he thinks you can work together to make it better for you both 🙂

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