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Old 02-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #8
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Re: My 13 yr old son is addicted to X box

My soon to be step son is 13 years old. He has an addiction issue with ALL electronics, including watching too much TV. We limit the amount of time he can spend "with" any electronic on a given day, especially if it's a school day. As long as he is doing well in school and is interacting well with the rest of the family, then on the weekends, he can spend more time playing games or watching TV. We approach the electronics as a reward. If he is allowed to spend too much time with electronics, he becomes hateful and aggressive and his grades slip way down. We do NOT reward that sort of behavior at all.

We encourage him to be active, to go outside, etc. We also do family things on the weekend where we are all active, like hiking, fishing, etc.