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9/8/20 11:06 A

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As much as my 11 year LOVES gaming, I see that it's having a negative effect on his behavior and attitude. I've noticed since removing the console that his attitude has gotten much better. He is just better off without it.



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9/6/20 2:31 A

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I have a little problem that has grown into a habit. My brother and I are very fond of video games, this is a little active rest, but we are not going to stop, but simply add physical exercise to our lives. I recently upgraded my gaming account to a new level, with this the site askboosters.com/ helped me with professionals. When you are unable to do it yourself, then for an additional fee you can increase your performance, rating and level in any ranked game.

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7/24/20 5:36 P

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It depends on what the games are. Anything is usually okay in moderation, including playing games. My daughter plays Minecraft and Roblox under supervision and with a set time limit. My ASD son watches educational videos on YouTube, and has a bunch of educational games on his iPad.

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4/11/20 3:21 P

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IMO no. I hate them but my kids do have them and we have to set limits (2 hours a day usually) most days. Some days we let them play more but I feel like they are turning into zombies. In many cases, they can also cause children to be overweight too because children just aren't active enough in many homes.



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4/2/19 10:44 A

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"Gaming" is an extremely broad term. There's a huge difference between an 8-year-old building amazing creations in Minecraft and blowing up stuff in a first-person shooter game.

Screen time should be limited for children. Our family rule is no screen time Monday through Thursday, then only after jobs are done on Friday and Saturday, and family screen time on Sundays (playing games together, watching a movie together, or all of us piled on the couch taking turns playing Ori and the Blind Forest or Lego Harry Potter).

The important part is to create a family culture the prizes in-person time over screen time, and communal time over individual time (playing games together, rather than everyone glued to their own personal screen).

Edited by: ENGINEERMOM at: 4/2/2019 (10:54)
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3/29/19 10:44 A

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I set limits but too much or too little of many things can be detrimental. I told the kids this isn't a democracy, it's a family. I'm the parent and you get an hour a day on weekdays and nothing more. If something special is going on (holiday, special event) perhaps we can set up a system to earn more time. Earning more time comes from household chores, yard work, face time with others. Your homework must be done first. I was able to keep a game system out of the house until the kids were 10 and 12. That helped a great deal.

Edited by: DARCY-B at: 3/29/2019 (10:45)
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2/25/19 11:31 A

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How old is he?

My oldest is only 7.5, but gaming and electronic devises just are not allowed in our home on a regular basis. We have 2 Kindles that we use for LONG car trips (24-28 hours to vacation) or we give them a Kindle when they are home sick in their bedroom. Otherwise, that is about it. We own a Wii with only fitness games that we have not had out since my oldest was a few years old. We talk about getting it out, but gaming and electronics are not our type of thing. I feel it is SO bad for our health and when they start young, they will continue throughout adulthood. It is hard to change a habit, so we try not to establish unhealthy ones.



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1/31/19 5:35 P

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Yes, kids with parents together as it helps to develop different skills like decision making ability and also helps to develop confidence.

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1/29/19 12:25 P

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my view is like so many things in life there is no one answer to that question. Research has shown some good things, brain involvement hand eye coordination but like others have pointed out it can take over lives like any behavioral addiction or compulsion. So my view is it is fine until it isn't and only the parents can determine when it isn't.

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1/9/19 11:28 A

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You are not playing games on your computer- you are working. That's an important distinction.

There are a variety of games available, some educational. This isn't a battle I've had to deal with first-hand, but growing up we were given much more leeway to play educational games (like math games or spelling) than regular video games. Our time on the nintendo was limited and we had to have completed our homework first. We were also encouraged to go outside and play, read, create art, play instruments, or help around the house. I plan to try to encourage the same variety of activities when the time comes!

I've also read of some parents using visual aids with a list of things to be done, so you can tailor that to your needs/desires. Eg homework first, then twenty minutes of reading, 15 min of cleaning up or chores, 30 min of active play/exercise, and then and only then 30 min of video game time. You can set it up however you like!

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!


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1/9/19 6:16 A

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Yes, I also think that gaming is good for kids as it helps to develop different skills like concentration, decision-making ability and also helps to develop confidence. Different genres of games are available in many online gaming sites like www.instant-gaming.com , City Games Stop, Amazon, etc, where one can search the perfect game at affordable rates.



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3/23/18 8:14 A

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Gaming affects the development of the brain and we don't completely understand the impact it will have in 20 years. Check out Screenagers, a documentary on Netflix



youtu.be/FktsFcooIG8

www.screenagersmovie.com/

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3/20/18 6:02 P

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It's an addiction in my home, and many across America...and when they aren't at home in front of the screen, they're on a computer or Ipad at school.

I'd say treat screen time like TV time as we grew up...limit it to 2 hours a day or they'll rot their brains.
Video game addiction is real and not good for development.



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3/20/18 1:14 P

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How old is your child, how long does he game, is he involved in other activities?


"How can i make him understand in a better way?"
Lead by example, and spend time with him.


Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 3/20/2018 (13:15)
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3/20/18 3:19 A

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Hi all,
I want to know, is gaming good for kids. My kid playing long hours, I want him to understand that It's not cool for him, but he always reverts to me saying daddy you are also working on PC, Actually I do Blogging and Web Designing so I get to sit in front of PC.
How can i make him understand in a better way?

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