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NBC's Parenthood Demonstrates Why Parents Are Better Off Letting Kids Game

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This clip from next Tuesday's winter premiere of NBC's drama Parenthood is really only delivering the sort of common sense knowledge every parent already knows: If you turn off the game before your son or daughter completes the level, you're a total bitch.

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I've never watched Parenthood myself, preferring to learn my latest trade the old-fashioned way (About.com), so I have no idea if Max calling his mother Monica a bitch is a common thing or simply the result of interrupting generic Xbox 360 game number five before the end of the level he'd been working on all week long. HE LOST EVERYTHING!

Man, I'm really feeling for the sexually ambiguous little tyke right now. How's he ever gonna find himself if he can't finish the level? Perhaps I need to tune in Tuesday night to see what happens.

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'Parenthood' Preview: Max Calls Kristina the Unthinkable (Exclusive Video) [The Hollywood Reporter]

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I know that most commenters here in Kotaku like to recommend a good smacking, but seriously it doesn't always work specially if the kid has autism.

My little brother is autistic, and he throws tantrums every now and again. My dad hits him repeatedly to make him stop and guess what? he cries even more and throws a bigger tantrum and whats his solution? To hit him more.

I already had to get in the middle of it since it pisses me off, when he hit me it didn't make me a better person, in fact it just made me resent him much more.

So whenever he cries at night, I just open the door in my room and let him sleep in my bed. I just relax him by talking to him, and patting his head and guess what? that actually makes him stop.