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How Do I Convince My Parents To Allow Me To Play On The Computer All The Time? Answered

  I only get to play Halo Online 3 times a week and I would like to convince my parents, that are not stupid, to allow me to play on Halo a lot.


Well i can only really give you advice based on my experiences, but i will do my best.
Well if you feel like you are really being forced down on, then try to just prove your independance, show them you don't need them for you to function in everyday life.
You will need a degree of maturity here though, obviously if you are falling behind in homework or something else that is your responsibility, then you should sort that out first. But i find that key is showing that you can take care of yourself, that way your parents will know you are mature and responsible enough to make your own decisions on how to spend your time.
Just make sure you are up to the challenge, responsibilty is a heavy birden so make sure you are ready.

Nice dude. I like the advice. I don't want to play all the time because I don't like to, but at least an hour 5 times a week.

All the time?
Not a good idea, start looking at girls...


Don't think my hormons tried that yet.

Yeah, but real people matter, more than people you're not within a few feet of.


I know that. :P I just want to play a litte more.

Note to that your phrasing of the question is one that ANY parent is going to say "hell no" to. "All the time" or "a lot" immediately indicate a lack of perspective.

Well, I'm not saying those things, but I'm saying "OK just give me some time GETTING off."

Sorry, kid. As long as you're living in their house, you owe them fairly prompt response. If you can keep the time getting off to just enough time to save or pause the game, fine. Otherwise...

Demonstrate that you can be trusted generally. Get good grades. Get involved, and stay involved, in things other than the computer game, especially those which involve interacting with other human beings. When they call you off the machine, get OFF the machine rather than ignoring or procrastinating.

That may not be enough, but it's the place to start.

The next step: ASK _THEM_. There may be nothing you can do to convince them right now, depending on your age and their own sense of your maturity. The hints above may address the latter... but the only thing which will address the former is time.

I really like that idea. I do enjoy playing, but not too much. Good advice.


At the first sign of your game becoming more important than your family, or anything else in real life, you'll be off it again.

I hope.