Ways Parents Set Boundaries with Teens in their Gaming
- Set a time limit of how long they can play each day or even each week. Once that time has expired so do their gaming privileges.
- Take all gaming devices out the bedroom including computers, tablets, phones, or consoles so you can monitor their usage.
- Breaking the rules would include turning off parental controls, buying games or virtual dollars without permission, and viewing sites in which they are underage.
- Require them to participate in some physical activity 3 times a week whether it is getting to the gym, riding a bike, or taking yoga.
- Ask them to be involved with the family for dinner every night and to be a part of family night 2 times a week by actively engaging outside their bedroom.
- Ask them to update you on their homework and their grades, so they know that if they do not keep up with their schoolwork, they will not be able to game any longer.
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