Casey - posted on 04/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son will be 11 in a few weeks and he is ADHD. He plays way too many video games. He ignores is little brother a little too much I feel and I worry about his relationships with other children. He likes to play with other kids but always wanting to play the video games with them instead of with toys or outside. He is smart and very sweet at times. Has good grades. Has been playing baseball since he was 5. We live in an apartment complex and haven't seen an abundance of kids playing outside but I would still like him to. At our last complex he would go outside if he saw other kids out there now that he's older it's not something he would choose to do. I have asked his teacher how he is with other kids at school and she was suprised at that question because he plays very well and has a good relationship with his classmates. He hasn't played his xbox for a week or so because the tv jacks are broken but he still begs to play on the computer and nook instead of finding something else to do with his time. Even though he finishes his homework first thing when he gets home, when he is picked up from school he races to the car ( while other kids are chatting with thier friends ) and the first thing he asks is "can I play my game after I do my homework" . My question is, is am I worrying too much or do I have a valid concern? Oh and btw I have tried limiting his time daily on the xbox and games and when he has to stop playing he just sits on his bed as if he wants me to feel sorry for him and allow him to play again.