Dad forces son to play games for 17 hours after picking him up after bedtime

A father has gone viral after sharing the unusual punishment he gave his 11-year-old son for staying up past his bedtime playing video games – when he got him to keep playing

The boy had to play video games for 17 hours (stock photo)((Getty Images)

If you’re a parent, you probably know how difficult it can be to regulate your kids’ screen time to ensure they stay active and devote themselves to other hobbies as much as possible.

And while most parents would be tempted to confiscate their child’s phone or games console if they exceed their screen time limits, one father has devised an unusual way to teach his son the dangers of staring at a screen for too long – by asking him He does it 17 hours straight.

The father, from Shenzhen, China, caught his 11-year-old son playing video games on his cellphone at 1:30 a.m. earlier this month, which was well after the boy’s bedtime.

The boy was caught playing after his bedtime (stock photo)((Getty Images)

According to local Chinese media, the father – known only as Huang – decided that instead of taking away his son’s phone, he would let him play as long as he wanted on one condition – he wasn’t allowed to sleep.

Huang shared his method in a video posted on Chinese social media platform Douyin, hoping to get his son to play for 24 hours to show him how bad it can be for one’s health to prioritize gaming over things like sleeping.

After his son agreed to his terms, Huang called his child’s school to tell them he would not be coming that day and let his son continue playing his game.

At 7:30 a.m., the boy was still fine and enjoying his time playing the untitled video game, but after 12 hours of gaming, he couldn’t resist the desire to sleep and fell asleep at 1:30 p.m.


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