Lets get the conversation started.
What’s a mom to do when her kids can’t put down the video games? I’ve had varying degrees of trouble with games in my house and I recently read a funny take on this mom crisis at my friend Gina’s blog Writer Interrupted. Read her post The Devil’s Play Thing, you’ll get a good laugh. The sympathetic kind!
Gina and I came up with some solutions…
1. No video games ever, no way, no how. Haha!
2. Limit the game days. Keep it to weekends or some other time that works in your family.
3. Limit the time allowed.
4. Make the kids earn the time.
… but I want to hear from you. So the rest of those “10 or more ways” as mentioned in the title are going to come from you.
Truth be told I am at a loss on this one. My boys were earning video game tokens for their daily chores and then only allowed to use them on certain days. At the moment they’ve lost video game for the entire month of March. I resorted to number 1 in a moment of crisis. Actually four moments of crisis (hence the 4 weeks that equal one entire month). I don’t want to stick them in a dungeon 😉 and keep video games away forever because that way they wouldn’t learn responsibility.
What do you think? What methods work for keeping perspective when it comes to games? We could have a whole other discussion on cell phones, TV, friends. AKC!