Jnine - posted on 01/11/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )
I am a step mom. Stepson is a good kid, 13 yrs old . Good grades. Spends every waking moment in gaming or iPad ir iPhone whike at our home sat and Sunday's. Minimum of 8 hrs per day to a maximum if 14 hrs. Time limits need to be enforced! I read some silly comments from a parent saying if he has good grades then he's earned it and his free time should be doing things he loves, like gaming.
Serious? Everything in moderation. End of story. He is not bonding with his dad or myself. What memories will he have? Kind of like the adult who does nothing but watch tv. In his death bed, will he smile to himself, reliving all the wonderful memories he had,...watching tv? I have said three hrs per day on weekends gaming is more than generous. Stop being friends to your kids and be a parent.