>>7654696 >pretends to read out of spite no, you don't understand. lock him alone for days without anything but a few books. and beat him if he tries to run away. he sounds like a little nitwit though. if you have any younger cousins, or people you can influence, help them get into books. fuck that little loser. he'll see what happens in his life when he's tasked with actual thinking and empathy and all he has to show for his life is a fucking pixelated diamond block statue of an asshole.
So far I've read Moby Dick, Swiss Family Robinson, White Fang, Call of the Wild, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robin Hood, Treasure Island, and Ivanhoe to my 5 year old. Rebuilding my library after my mother threw them all out.
>>7654696 Literally give him nothing to do but read and build with legos or some other productive shit. I let my kid use the Ipad or Leapfrog when she shits and about 1 hour a week otherwise. She spends more time doing crafts than reading admittedly, but at least she isnt watching Bratz or playing vidya.
>>7654717 what? why would she throw away your library? fuck sake. i don't understand how people can't see the value of books. that's wonderful though, reading to your child is literally one of the best things you can do for them. opens the world to them. my ma didn't let me watch tv until i was like 10 or so, so I was well established as a reader by that time. it's essential to shelter the shit out of them from mainstream media until they've had some sort of thoughtful foundation instilled in them.
>>7654733 >why would she throw away your library I think its fucked up, but her mom became a hoarder and stopped throwing away paperbacks and it got disgusting, so she got rid of her whole library and my books that were left at her house. This from a woman that dreamed of building an addon to her house that was a library.
But yeah, it isnt a matter of taking away minecraft for a week and then getting lazy. You literally have to cut the cord with kids until they realize relative value of media, and can look at shit like E! and just shake their heads.
>>7654745 huh. that is pretty weird, I guess it's just a matter of not being able to see the difference in literary rot like those dimestore housewife novels and actual worthwhile works. I used to go to the salvation army to give away clothes and raid their book selection, and I was always astounded to see row upon row upon row of absolutely worthless tripe, and I realized that people probably pick one of those books up and see that it's shit, and never see the other side of it all, never get lucky enough to have a parent that reads, or at least has been exposed to it. I realized they just see it like a pile of paper that doesnt have meaning in it, that it's just an ornament. I guess in a way it is though, but an ornament for your mind, something to occupy the home in your head.
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