Entries in the Category 'Gaming Addiction'

Overcoming Computer/Video Game Addiction

May 4th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Why are kids so addicted to computer and video games? Can’t they see it’s a waste of time? In today’s podcast, we will hear  – from kid’s point of view – why they play hours on end. My guest is my friend Dan Sutoyo. He’s been a serious gamer for over 10 years. He recently […]

Should I let my son play computer games?

December 14th, 2008 / 7 Comments

A mom asked me: “My 8-year-old son wants to have a few friends over to play computer games. The kids will each bring their own laptops so they can play online together. Should I let them? Shouldn’t they be doing other things if they are going to spend time together?” First, let’s consider the bigger […]

Talking to your child about game addiction

August 29th, 2008 / 4 Comments

You’ve heard the extremes. Twelve-year-old dies after playing 12 hours of computer games. “Grand Theft Auto” led teen to kill. As parents, we worry over that kind of news, and know that it could happen. But if we tell our kids those incidences as reasons to stop playing computer/video games, they’ll roll their eyes at […]

What to do if your child is addicted to video games

August 28th, 2008 / 5 Comments

Parents: Don’t be afraid to go with your gut feeling. If you see your children spending too much time and obsessing over video games, and you feel something is wrong with that, you are probably right. It’s time to get rid of the games. Don’t second guess yourself: “That’s just what kids do nowadays, isn’t […]

Is playing computer/video games that bad?

August 27th, 2008 / 12 Comments

Is playing computer/video games any worst than wasting time watching TV? Yeah, we agree it’s a waste of time, but is that bad? Do parents need be so concern about their kids playing computer/video games? In Playstation Nation, Olivia and Kurt Bruner explain that watching TV is a passive activity. It serves as a distraction […]

Enforcing computer/video game limits

August 26th, 2008 / 10 Comments

“If I keep asking and asking and asking, eventually my mom will give in.” Kids have an innate ability to manipulate their parents to get what they want. When it comes to allowing them to play computer/video games, we as parents are most vulnerable to giving in. We set time limits and consequences, but somehow, […]

Video game addiction

August 14th, 2008 / 9 Comments

Gears of War, Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft… These are just a few among hundreds of video and computer games that kids are playing, often playing late into the night when their parents are asleep. Talk to a few parents and you will soon hear laments about their son spending too much […]