Are you concerned about how much time your child spends playing video games? Have you seen changes in his or her behavior that are causing you to worry? Written by a family therapist, Parenting a Video Game Addict will give you the tools necessary to:
Determine if your child might be addicted
Talk to your child about his or her video game use in a constructive way
Set solid limits and boundaries that actually work
Gently but effectively guide your child towards healthier activities
If you've tried everything and nothing has worked, it's time to use a different approach. Stop resorting to desperate attempts to change your child's behavior by yelling, lecturing, or threatening. Instead, follow the structured, consistent steps outlined in this book to see real results that last. Parenting any child brings many challenges, but parenting a child who has fallen under the spell of video games is a unique struggle. Most people can't do it alone or without guidance. Instead of banging your head against the wall and doing the same thing over and over, make a change in your approach that will make a lasting difference in your child's life, your life, and the wellbeing of your entire family.
Jeffrey Munn is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. His work has helped many parents navigate the difficult task of parenting with solid, consistent boundaries in a way that is effective, but still loving and positive.