My 9 year old seems seriously addicted to video games. It's all he talks about or thinks about. I've noticed what an effect it has on him and have allowed him an hour of play/per day for about two years now. It's getting harder and harder though. He's constantly asking if he was "good", when he can play his hour, and always searching for his games so he knows where they are. I'm fed up and ready to take them away completely. When I try to explain to him how bad they are for him and how I think it's best he doesn't play at all, he gets really upset and says he should live with another family because I don't love him and I want to take away his favorite thing :/
Other issue is that my husband plays and he won't allow me to take away his Xbox. He has agreed to hide it and only take it out when he wants to play. He only plays after the kids are in bed, so I guess that's fine.
Is there any easy way to take them away? Has anyone else had to do this? I'm going to try to get him involved in outside activities more too. So he's more occupied
Answer by girlwithC at 6:38 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
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Answer by feralxat at 3:15 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Is he involved with any sports? Groups? Hobbies? If you already have it limited to an hour a day, I think you're doing pretty good. For boys this age, (& older) they are very popular. Have you seen the graphics? They've come a long way since Pong, that's for sure. As long as it's not effecting his school-work / grades & he gets face time & physical activity w/ his friends, I see no reason to completely take them away.
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