I understand how you feel fasmenow89.
My son is almost 15. I have managed to go all these years without the gaming issue, until late last year when he started playing an online game, League of Legends, with a few school friends. He was addicted almost immediately. Everything revolves around that game. If he's not playing it, he is watching youtube videos of other people playing it.
He has changed as a person, he is disrespectful, angry all the time, arks up at the house rules. It has caused so much grief in our house. I can't bare it any more.
Yesterday was mothers day, and he preferred to stay at home with his computer, than have morning tea with his grandmothers and me.
I'm really in despair,
I have tried, taking it away. Giving it as a reward. Having reasonable time limits.
I'm trying to be a fair mother. I don't want to stop him having fun. But I can't seem to find a happy medium.
I've lost my puff. I just feel like I've failed.