It is very hard for some parents to understand the NEED some children have to be in possession of their own computers. The shared, rather elderly, family computer can not be considered as truly viable learning tool. In order to make the best possible use of the digital age, any richly deserving child has to have newest and most powerful computer possible.
It is important for parents to remember that playing games on a computer is really a sound and proven method of improving the mind. This of the skill involved in manipulating a mouse and the keyboard. Think too of the stimulation inherent in solving an adventure game. Parents need to realise that it is perfectly possible for a child to switch from an exercise involving communication with other children to getting help in solving a homework problem.
Parents only NEED to spend money to satisfy one of their child’s very real needs.