Entries Tagged as 'Gaming Addiction'

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 […]

Internet use contract

August 19th, 2008 / 4 Comments

Are your children spending too much time on computer/video games and won’t stop playing? Will an Internet Use Contract solve your problem? When we draft such a contract, we want to make the kid promise to all kinds of restrictions – “I will not play more than 2 hours a day.  I will not chat […]