How do you stop your child becoming a screen addict?
Barbie dolls, Action men and My Little Ponies were the must-have toys years ago. Today children want the latest in computer gaming. Is your child a screen addict?
Consultant psychiatrist, Dr Alex Yellowlees, warns that youngsters can rapidly become screen addicts. He says parents can rely too heavily on computer games, even using them as unofficial babysitters. He says they are not a fun and harmless pastime anymore.
It is not uncommon for children to spend upwards of six to eight hours daily on their computers playing games. This may cause them to experience the negative effects of gaming.
Is your child experiencing any gaming-related problems? Is your child socially avoidant or anxious? Why is your child spending so much time fixed to the screen?
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