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Penny Williams
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Screen time is ok when life is balanced. Meaning, if his school work is done, he’s getting exercise, etc, then screen time is ok. But, if screen time is replacing everything else, then it’s a problem. This is my view of it. I would do when-then rules for him. “When you finish riding bikes, then you can play games on the computer.” or “After you’ve done something physical, like riding your bike for 30 minutes, then you can have screen time.” Keep the language positive.

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Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism