Parents Are Being Played like a Video Game! is a parenting book written for the parents of very young to preteen children concerning their children’s character-trait development. This timely book brings awareness to the forefront and illustrates the increased necessity for more tough-loving parental involvement to bring about a more connected family and a happier homelife. This enlightening and straightforward book begins with Dr. Spock’s theory of "spare the rod and spoil the child" and corrects many of the misgivings and confusion that it has caused over the years about permissiveness and equality. In the same vein, it also discusses many possible ways to help correct today’s failing educational system. In addition, this book presents many startling facts and shocking examples of how the subtleties of violent video games may be affecting our youth’s character today. It answers that age-old question about whether violent video games are bad for our children and offers a solution. It also shines the light of awareness on many new threats to our children’s character, like the possibility of streamed porn videos being broadcast to our children’s new smartphone, which is the latest in technology advances in cell phones.