Kids' Video Game Obsession Isn't Really About Video Games. It's About Unmet Psychological Needs.
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Kids have been naturally avoiding schoolwork or household chores way before video games came in the picture.
And moderate video game playing, less than three hours a day is not an addiction but can actually be beneficial for the cognitive and reflexive development of kids.
There are certain psychological needs that kids look for:
Ultimately, parents’ intention should be to help kids learn strategies for self-regulating their habits.
By fostering intentional taskwork, and helping kids make proper choices, parents can help kids obtain what they are looking for.
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