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how to stop the addiction of play video games to 15 years old boy

My son play video games continuous

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Asked by bigmama2237 at 3:14 AM on Nov. 25, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Well, you can limit the time he spends per day playing. If that is impossible then you'll just have to take them away altogether.

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:30 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Unplug the TV!! You are the parent... You make the rules. Set limits!!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 6:00 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Is it interfering with other things? How are his grades? My 13 yo plays video games for what seems like a lot of time but he's a straight A student, keeps up with his friends, runs track and spends time with family. I like for him to self limit since he is the one that needs to learn to control it. I think it's important that as teens we are teaching our kids about self control and priorities.

    Answer by missanc at 6:13 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • This is simple. He is a child- you are an adult. You simply say 'no'. Limit his time on games and have him earn them.

    My son only gets games on weekends. He is 10 and obsessed with them. Because of this he is not allowed to play on school days. On weekends he can only play for 2 hours and he has to complete his chores first.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:32 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Take the away . Or let him play for only a certain amount of time.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:48 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Take the game console, pretty easy.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 7:21 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Along with what the others are saying, he can't play what you don't buy. Unless he's earning his own money, in which case you have no say in what he spends it on.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:26 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • Get them out of your house. He can't play them if he doesn't have access.

    Answer by NannyB. at 7:31 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • You're the parent. Be the parent. Nip this addiction in the bud now while he can learn to control it or learn that he simply cannot play video games because they consume him.

    Teach him how to schedule his free time so that he's doing a variety of activities. Is he involved in anything extracurricular? Sports, music, clubs, etc. If not, help him find something he likes (or will tolerate) and sign him up. Make sure that he makes time to be physical, too, esp. if his other activities are not sports related. Take him to a rock-climbing gym, maybe. Does he read for entertainment? If not, take him to the library and have him borrow one fiction and one non-fiction book that interest him. Then have him read them. Make time for face-to-face friend interaction. Encourage him to invite his friends to your house to hang out and watch a movie or even play video games together.

    He's still a kid and needs you to teach him. Step up.

    Answer by May-20 at 8:02 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

  • hmmm, that is a hard one

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 8:07 AM on Nov. 25, 2013

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