Maintain Certain Guidelines When Allowing Video Game Time

Maintain Certain Guidelines When Allowing Video Game Time
4y+
Cognitive

More time with video games rob your child of active play at this stage. It gets addictive if not restricted for a short time.

What works best here, is to lay down the rules for watching games with your child before itself. Be firm and consistent. The idea is to not totally eliminate the habit but to keep it in limits. If the rule is violated, clear the consequences too before watching.

Invest in the right video games and monitor the time that your child watches. You can schedule videogames for weekends. Avoid snacking during the play time.

If your child has got addicted to watching the games, try to schedule more active play in his routine.  You can also play board games or read a book to him. With better things to do, gradually his addiction to video games will diminish.