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There have been generations of children that grew up without screens. Depending on screen time to finish their chores isn’t preparing them for the rest of their lives because once they are grown they will not limit themselves. I am 22 and have seen how video games being the only passion creates poor work ethic, lack of financial responsibility, lack of concern for physical health, social alienation. I am also ADHD but was limited strictly on screen time. I was made to volunteer, look at books, draw, etc. I am now a functioning adult with severe adhd and am close to buying my first house. Video games are ok in moderation (1-2 hrs a day) I would say. But it isn’t your child’s right to have screen time, it is not preparing them for their future.