Mum Forced To Hand-Feed Video Game Addict Son Who Plays For 48 Hours
Nostalgic parents often berate their children for spending too much time on their computer and not enough outside, playing in the fresh air.
Lilybeth Marvel says she became worried about his gaming addiction a couple of years ago when he began staying late at an internet cafe in Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines.
Incredible footage has now emerged of the 37-year-old hand feeding her 13-year-old boy, Carlito Garcia, while he binges on the computer.
The clip shows the concerned mum having to try and coax her son away from the screen just long enough to feed him his breakfast - and it's clear from his face that he's not a happy at having to take his eyes off the screen, even for a second.
Carlito becomes agitated and cannot even bring his hands off the keyboard as his mother feeds him.
Lilybeth can be heard saying to Carlito: "My poor child... Here, eat now. You have so much money, it might take till tomorrow for you to get home. Are you still needing to pee? My goodness, just feel sorry for my child. You are so irritating."
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The youngster's grandmother has become so concerned for Carlito - who used to skip school to play his games - that she has resorted to sending him vitamins so that he doesn't become malnourished.
Massage therapist Lilybeth and her husband, a security guard also named Carlito, have now taken him out of school while they try to deal with it.
They say that banning him from his console just didn't work as he would find ways of sneaking off to the internet cafe.
Lilybeth explained: "My husband and I decided that he should stop schooling first because of his addiction. Now we're trying our best to manage the situation but it is still difficult."
The distraught mother claims she had no other choice but to bring food to him while he plays.
She said: "I used to just nag about his online games. But that didn't work. So I'm trying a different approach.
"I try to make him feel that whatever is happening in his life, I am his mother who loves him and takes care of him."
So next time you're worried you might be spending too much time of Football Manager, just think of this kid.
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