How can she see the effects and relate them to the screen time?
Kids, however, might display what looks to be addictive behavior when they're only super engaged in creating something or getting to the next level in a game.
But if you have real concerns about your kid's behavior and notice mood changes, falling grades, mounting bills, or a lack of human interaction, you may want to talk with your pediatrician about the possibility of game addiction or the idea that another issue, such as depression, might be causing these problems. We felt same about video games in beginning, we both dislike and thought they were a waste of life.
Everything I’m opposed to and she used to be opposed to.
She refuses to look at studies and even denies they are using screens that much.
A few weeks ago, we had a talk and I placed a new time restriction on the wifi giving him play time from 7pm to 11pm.
He was very upset over this but agreed to come out of his room until the wifi turned on at 7pm.
My son is 15 and I'm struggling with getting him out of his room for anything other than school, chores and meals.
He has struggled with ADHD and has never really had any friends which has basically allowed him to be introverted.
Saturday night, I woke at am to the sound of him talking to friends on the game. I have tried to wean back his game time but am now at a point where I will be calling his doctor.