Talk about not playing certain games that will be too exciting or take too long on school night or come up with a reward system for following the video game rules. When i beat him back the video games disappear.
When you first start playing video games are the most interesting thing in the world especially as a kid when your imagination is running wild.
How to get kids to stop playing video games. When i was younger and first started playing video games i did talk about them a lot sometimes i still do. Plus achieving goals within the game brings a feeling of accomplishment. Involve your child in the process of limiting their video game playing.
Put your earnings straight into the bank and take up a new hobby. I m an avid gamer. He had limited access to video games for many years but when he gets the chance he plays video games.
I knew that it would take him a long time to get good enough to beat me at chess. If he could beat me at chess then he could play video games. Uninstall every game from your computer and uninstall steam or any other online game platform.
Like anything you get excited about you want to tell the people you love about it. The deal was this. I have five nephews.
Ages 9 6 4 4 2. If you son feels he has a mastery over a certain game he is going to do what makes him feel good. Video games can be an outlet for escapism.
Approach video games as one of many options in the vast tool bag containing cool things your kids get to do rather than the evil monster that will take over your life. However there is a serious drawback to gaming and this factor is a major contributor to video game addiction. People aren t going to stop playing video games by studying more.
If the day finally came that he did beat me at chess he could play but he would need to remain the champion in order to keep playing. The reason they are playing video games is to avoid studying. Strip your computer of any excess hardware only necessary for gaming.
Playing video games with friends can foster social connections and encourage a healthy sense of competition. Work with your child on techniques to stop playing video games. The beast can be tamed.
Let your child teach you one of their favorite video games and give it a try. Limits are the key. So what we need to do is find other things where he can practice building skills.
Before my answer i have a short story. Video games give you a dopamine rush and with that comes a sense of accomplishment. Sell your console controllers and games.
Here are some suggestions which my wife and i have tried to help reduce the amount of time our children spent playing video games. Going to a friends house seems like good advice except their friends are likely also playing video games so now you are just making the problem worse and limiting the time you play never works at all. Start with your attitude.
The 9 year old family 1. Play a video game with your child.