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How many hours a day do you let your ds/dd play video games?

how long can they watch TV??

do YOU think there's a correlation b/w long hours of stimulation and ADHD?

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Asked by lizzybee44 at 1:00 PM on Jun. 26, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I don't know. My oldest (16) has ADD. He can sit and play video games for hours. He literally could sit there all day if we let him. Now it's worse because he can talk to his friends through the game and play with them. But he had ADD before he had video games. It definitely didn't cause it. Now that it's summer we let him play more, but usually it's around 2 hours a day. He is extremely active and plays for a few competitive hockey teams.

    Answer by mompam at 1:04 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I usally let him watch TV in the am till I get ready for the day. maybe 2 hrs.
    playing video games, at home he only plays on rainy days, which are few and far between right now.
    when my brother watches him they play for about 3hrs.

    Answer by babyhuey2 at 1:07 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • 2 hours of screen time per day, max. I got this number from the studies they've done to see how screen time effects children, and they say 2 hrs/day is the highest safe amount per day. We use this like a law unless we are sick.

    Answer by cypressandsage at 1:09 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • just so everyone knows i like cypressandsage's answer since it helped me the most since i didn't know about that study
    so whoever voted it down just voted it down for no reason cuz this is MY question, not yours

    Comment by lizzybee44 (original poster) at 1:13 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I don't place limits on Game or TV time. I've never had to. And no, I don't think there is a correlation between tv time and ADHD. I have a husband with AHDH and his "condition" is best when he's able to focus on a game. The issue is when he is left without something to focus his mind on. And my children don't have exhibit any ADHD tendencies at all. They choose how much time they play their games and when to go outside or play, which they do more than most kids I know.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:19 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • thats good thanku

    Comment by lizzybee44 (original poster) at 1:20 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • There is no doubt that certain video games can provoke seizures. Just read the warnings insert that coke with every video game. The insert also give tips on how to decrease the chances of seizures, usually it is by taking breaks every hour.m

    Answer by Cafemomoftwo217 at 1:22 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • *I meant to say come not coke LOL

    Answer by Cafemomoftwo217 at 1:24 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • 13 year old plays so much he's developed car pal tunnel..he's gotten a lot better though

    Answer by devsmom98 at 1:51 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Probably too much time. My daughter (4) only gets to watch PBS shows like Sid the Science Kid, Clifford, Dinosaur Train, etc. They're not the garbage that many cartoons are, and her only video game system she has is her Leapster. Very rarely do they get to play the Wii. My son (7) would rather read his book or play outside with his friends.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:53 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

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