Scotty loves to play video games! I mean
he plays every chance he gets. He even plays when he should be doing his homework, chores or going to bed! It has gotten so bad that his parents are considering a punishment
to teach him a lesson
Scotty doesn’t understand
why they are upset
with him and is trying to figure
out what he can do so that he doesn’t get his video game machine
taken away. He has asked his friends for their ideas on the subject
, too. He even asked his counselor
at school. Scotty has been seeing her since his grades started dropping. The counselor
told him it is very simple
, give up the game playing on his own and get back to doing homework, chores, and going to bed on time.
To Scotty, the ideas his counselor
told him are good, but he is very reluctant
to do it. So one of his friends, Hailey, has offered to help. She is going to make him a chart
of time spent on playing games compared to time spent on his responsibilities. He agrees to give it a try.