This reply was originally posted by user ButiamCalm… in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I also think 20 mins is too short to get any satisfaction from the game, and at 12 years probably not really fair in comparison with friends at school – this could lead to him losing “street cred” and being left out – esp if he already has social problems.
That said, the third time I found my now-13 yo son sneaking gadgets in the night (he lost 2 or 3 school days from being too tired to even eat breakfast). Now, everything is password protected, and everything that can’t be is locked away at night. Teens will be teens!
I’d talk to him, show you are willing to consider extended times (within limits) – could be a big boost to him, and massive bonus points for you.
As for using them at night. They all will, if they can. Lock and key!!! smile