My brother is 12 years old and has a serious addiction to playing video games and watching anime.
Whenever my friends are over he never lets us watch a movie together and forces us to watch it on an iPad. What I'm really worried about is how he'll grow up doing this. My parents don't particularly care about this, more specifically my mom.
My parents are divorced so when at my moms, he feels as if he can do anything he wants, fakes he's sick, lays in bed all day and he does nothing but be lazy. I want him to stop this. My brother is nice to me, playful and good at soccer and running but sometimes it seems as if he hates doing those things.
Cross country is over, and so is soccer and very often when those sports were going on he didn't bother to ever go to them because he was playing Xbox. When at my dads, my dad usually got him out of bed, but sometimes even he fell for his tricks. My dads an athletic guy so he tries to get him out. He's just extremely lazy!
My brother plays rainbow six siege and modern warfare on Xbox and watches animes that arnt "kawaii" or cute but pretty violent and brutal. My brother often plays 8+ hours a day. My dad once woke up at 1 in the morning and he was playing Xbox, so he went downstairs and told him to go to bed and he said okay but when he went upstairs he decided he could stay on longer, went down again later and told him, he went up.
About 3/4 hours later my dad woke up and there he was on Xbox again at around 5 in the morning. Claimed he couldn't sleep. My brothers grades are dropping and his athletic skills are too. sickness/headache rate is going up with every hour he spends on Xbox. PLEASE HELP!!