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(1,762 posts)
Sat Jul 13, 2019, 01:52 PM Jul 2019

Rage quit.

I was playing chinese checkers with my 8 year old grandson yesterday. It had been years, so I looked up the rules. He did not like the rules, got angry and went into the bedroom to have a snit. When he came out I asked him why he left.

Booma, he says as that is what he calls me, I had to rage quit. The way things are going, I think I would like to do that as well.

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(20,522 posts)
2. I like that
Sat Jul 13, 2019, 01:55 PM
Jul 2019

he was taught a coping technique for anger and used it. Very smart and he will have a better life for it.


(14,955 posts)
13. That's how we used time outs
Sat Jul 13, 2019, 04:18 PM
Jul 2019

They were self inflicted when we were angry and needed to get away from a situation so that we could calm down. When my girls were little I would put myself in a time out, go outside or into another room and chill so I didn't blow up and over react. Kids did it too. As if you said, teaching children to manage anger is an important lesson.



(33,643 posts)
5. Definitely ... it's a video-game term ...
Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:29 PM
Jul 2019

And I definitely rage-quit often, cause I'm not really that good at them.

Rage-quitting is when a game throws a challenge at you that's difficult enough that you have to play it over and over and over and over and over and over ... and every time your character dies and you have to start over. Eventually it stops being fun, trying to 'win' the challenge so you can just proceed in the game, and you get pissed and stop playing.

That scenario shouldn't really happen in Chinese Checkers, though



(33,643 posts)
7. NP ... here, if you want to sound really cool next time, say this ...
Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:47 PM
Jul 2019

"Look (kids name), this isn't a boss fight. I am at BEST a mini-boss. You aren't allowed to rage quit a mini-boss fight, come on!"

You'll blow his young mind


(791 posts)
8. Yup
Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:52 PM
Jul 2019

For mine it is generally related to Mario type games, I tend to get a bit stroppy because our internet can be crap and it glitches games.
Imagine if they had to play back in the day with no save points or memory cards, they have no idea.

Pretty sure they picked the term up from youtube vids they watch about the games. That's cheating imo.

8 year olds Dude.

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