Stealing is bad, but it may take a while for that lesson to instill in some children. Sometimes years! And sometimes they may not even realize that they are being taught a lesson.
Redditor u/Panda Langs how his nephew shared Ended up stealing about $300 from my grandma (OP’s mom) for a Fortnite purchase. The post’s author told the r/pettyrevenge subreddit that he decided to teach his child a lesson without even telling him about it. runes in the meantime.
Dear Pandas, read the full story below. I would love to hear what you would do in this situation when you have finished reading it. What do you think is the correct approach?
bored panda I reached out to redditor u/Pandalungs with some questions. I will update the article as soon as I hear from him.
Some video games are designed to entice players to spend a lot of money on battle passes, “skins” and other things.
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A man shared how his nephew stole money from his grandma over a long period of time to spend on Fortnite in-game purchases
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The author of this post said he was withholding birthday and Christmas cash gifts from his nephews and was sending the money to his mother instead. Furthermore, it is not even clear that children will realize that they are being punished for what they have done.
One reddit user suggested that you could even send your nephew a card saying “$25 was paid in your honor to Grandma’s Fortnite Foundation”. This might not be a bad idea if it’s a matter of giving Grandma all the money back.
There are two problems here. One is that stealing is clearly wrong and children need to learn the natural consequences of such behavior. Withholding gifts, especially cash gifts, is actually a pretty decent way to handle the situation.
However, it requires a feedback loop. The child should understand very clearly why this is happening and why stealing is unacceptable. Children tend to look to their immediate surroundings to get feedback on their behavior. Without feedback, they may not realize what they’re doing is wrong…or they can avoid it by pretending to apologize.
Another issue is that a case of video game/internet/tech addiction can occur here. Video games, especially free games with microtransaction models like Battle Pass and Fortnite, literally Made to be addictive. People keep playing because of the bright colors and constant action, as well as the thrill when purchasing in-game skins, weapons, and more.
If you’re prone to a gambling addiction, or you know, a kid, it can be very hard to refuse to get all that cool, shiny new gear from the latest update. It’s completely useless if you have access to your credit card information.
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