Most children love video games, however, a Japanese elementary school teacher shared a story about one of his students who was made to “hate” video games by his father. This story, after being shared on MXH, also attracted the attention of many people.
Wrong actions of a son
Initially, the father and son were both game aficionados, sharing the family’s Nintendo Switch and playing games like Animal Crossing. To get ahead in the game, the boy used a popular hack, which is to change the in-game date and time to speed up his progress.
So when the father tries to log into Animal Crossing, he discovers that days have passed in the game without his knowledge and all of his well-groomed radishes have rotted. .
If not harvested within a certain time, the radish will rot. So the father’s radish rotted after his son increased the time for a few days, causing him great damage.
Just to be clear, in Animal Crossing, growing and selling turnips is a common way players do to earn in-game money.
Punishment from the father
In order for his son to be able to correct his mistake, the father decided to give an appropriate punishment to his son to settle his debt in the game. The father asks his son to get back all the money he lost from his father through collecting and selling peels and fruits.
Faced with that situation, the boy shared: “I hate the game. When I changed the date on the Nintendo Switch, all the beets in my father’s Animal Crossing were rotten and my father was very angry. He even forced I have to pay back my total loss of 1 million by collecting shells and seeds… and can’t play other games.”
According to the boy’s teacher, the poor boy was lazy to do his after-school duties every day, and he was not allowed to stop doing this work before paying off his father’s debt.
The problem is that while this punishment is going on, the boy is not allowed to play any other video games.
Japanese father indirectly makes his son hate video games
With such tedious and exhausting punishment, the boy will certainly learn his lesson, but after completing it, he probably doesn’t want to touch the Nintendo Switch anymore.
Whether or not this is intentional on the part of the father, this is certainly an effective tactic that should be considered to tackle children’s video game addiction.