This article originally appeared on LearningWorksForKids.com, a site dedicated to talking about games and technology in relation to “alternative learners,” which includes kids with learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, and ADHD. In this post, Dr. Randy Kulman gives advice on how to set practical limits on your kids’ video game time.
I am a child clinical psychologist, and while my five children might argue that you could find better advice elsewhere (I do know that they love me, anyway), the parents of my patients often ask me for recommendations on child-rearing practices. One of the most common questions they ask is how to limit kids’ video game, social media, and technology use. I routinely caution parents that they need to recognize the individuality of each of their children and tailor their parenting approach accordingly, but there are some general rules that apply to all children when it comes to video game and technology use. You might think that as the founder of an educational technology company, my answer to queries about limiting digital play would be, “Don’t.” This is not the case! Read More