my son plays to much Xbox


JuLeah - posted on 07/02/2011




Xbox is great for teaching moderation, teaching work before play lessons, teaching self discipline .... homework and chores come first ... no more then one hour a day limit .... if that is not working, sell it

Tamara - posted on 07/02/2011




Last time I checked there is a plug, couldn't you unplug it? then remove it?

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Katelyn - posted on 06/19/2013




My son also is hooked but then some days he wont play it at all, its weird....

Pinkmonkey8921 - posted on 07/05/2011




We have our boys earn game time too, whether it be on the x-box or their Nintendo DSIs.
At night we take the controllers to our room with us and hide them so they don't get up early and play when they're not supposed to.

Tamara - posted on 07/05/2011




I totaly agree with JuLee and Tara

What we do is they read for so long then they get that amount of time on a video game or computer, They do their chores its 20 minutes, If they are outside playing for more then 2 hours they I give them a little time, but that is usually Hey Brendan want to play Mario with me, so I don't think they connect it with them being outside playing getting to play.

I refuse to let my kids grow up to be couch potatoes, I want them to be active and healthy.

With the reading usually my youngest two loose track of time so they call it a half an hour even if they have been sitting there reading for a couple of hours. The older two usually track it Alin so he can go on Facebook and Jeff so he can play WoW.

Tara - posted on 07/04/2011




I also agree with what JuLeah said.
Our kids are 3 and 21 months and they currently get to play the Reader Rabbit games for about 15 minutes once a week at the library. When we get a computer set up for them they will be allowed the same time frame at home. The same will hold true of age appropriate games on XBox. Our girls know that they only get to play a game if they have been behaving well and that there are limits.
If you have set limits for your son and he is ignoring them, then I would suggest making it very clear that he either follows the rules or the privilege of playing gets removed.

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