Nancy - posted on 08/01/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
As a mom, I feel very confused about the whole video game world and all of the time my son spends on Xbox and his computer. He is 15.5, about to be a sophomore. He is a nice kid. He has always been kind-hearted and mellow. He played various sports up until he was about 13 and was never a super star, but was average. The last couple of years he transitioned away from what used to be his core group of friends and gravitated towards more like minded friends. The original core of friends feel like my son has become a hermit (they are into sports). His new friends are really nice kids and I respect his decision to create new friendships (we don't necessarily stay friends with our elementary & middle school friends forever). He does well in school. I am confused because I am concerned about the amount of time he spends alone in his room with technology... I acknowledge that kids socialize differently than we did when I was a kid. How do we know if/when we are doing a disservice to our kids...? So many of my friends' kids who are more social and go to parties are drinking and smoking pot ... Ugh! Any feedback would be helpful...