Let me give you a little background about some things…when my son was in early grades, probably up until about third grade, he didn’t get ANY electronics during the school week. None from Monday night through Thursday night. He found things to do with his time, he read and played and just ran around like little boys do. Once he got past those first few grades and was doing so good and so advanced I thought as a reward we could lax up on the no electronics rule.
Fast forward to now….
He is homeschooled, he is super smart and does well and goes through his work everyday like its nothing. By lunchtime everyday he is usually done with all academics, chores, exercised and had his shower and breakfast. I have told him then it’s his time. He chooses to play Xbox or DS or any other gaming device he has. I feel like a bad parent because he gets so much video game time now, but then again, the kid’s really smart and reads on a college level and pretty much writes better than I can so I feel torn. It’s hard to find the balance and I know there are all these articles out about video games and violence and blah blah blah, he is the most gentle kind hearted young man and I think he’s doing just fine.
So….I’m going to stop feeling torn and keep on doing what we are doing. It’s worked this far!
How about you, do your children have limits?