This is what I see when I go upstairs to check on my youngest. She’s playing Minecraft, her favorite game ever! It’s a sight I thought I’d only see with my son but it’s been handed down or passed over to her like it was the Olympic torch. My son graduated from X-Box and saved his money so he can buy himself a Playstation 3 (before there was a PS4). She’s always “playing with her friends” when I ask her who she’s talking to. I’m usually the “mean” one who tells her it’s time for bed but I don’t understand how parents can just let their kids play endlessly. On school nights I limited their game playing to before dinner. Once dinner is over, no more video games, period! On the weekend I’m a bit more lenient but still, I make them get off early otherwise they will play continuously and endlessly if I don’t intervene! We don’t have a set time limit per day or week but it is monitored by me & it works for us.
Do your kids (haha or significant other) have X-Box (or PS3-4) and do they have a daily or weekly time limit?
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