We hear it from readers everyday: “My son is addicted to Minecraft! He sneaks it whenever he can, and throws a tantrum when I set limits on gaming. What can I do?”
Whether its Minecraft or Candy Crush or Mario Kart or World of Warcraft, our kids are especially prone to extremes — playing as much as they can all the time and reacting terribly to limits. We understand that tired parents want to strike a smart balance without waging war — that is where this report comes in.
In this eBook, you’ll find 36 pages of well-researched expert advice and tips — ways to help you understand how video games affect the ADHD brain, how to set better limits, and how to choose games that do good.
Is Your Child Addicted to Minecraft? This Report Can Help
This Special Report contains seven chapters, each full of expert tips for helping you and your child navigate the world of video games safely, intelligently, strategically — and without daily battles.
Why your child can focus endlessly on a video game — and yet be unable to finish one chapter of her textbook.
THE ADHD-VIDEO GAME LINK
Studies examining the link between video game exposure and attention problems in children.
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH GAMING
How video games are affecting your child’s brain — and what you can do about it.
BENEFITS OF GAMING
Gaming isn’t all bad! Find games that build skills, and help your child transfer these skills to the real world.
SETTING LIMITS, BREAKING HABITS
Worried that your child is addicted to video games? Follow these steps to wean him off.
Q&A WITH THE EXPERT Randy Kulman of LearningWorks for Kids answers your questions about healthy video game use.
“Neuroscientists have used FMRIs to see how video games can change the structure of the brain. And the results show that video games can improve brain-based skills and actually help kids with ADHD.” — Randy Kulman
What People are Saying
“I feel reassured that my child’s behavior is common in children with ADHD.” — Sean
“I was surprised to find that allowing my child to play Minecraft was actually beneficial to him, as long as he is timed and doesn’t overplay.” — JoEllen
“Great techniques and information!” — Charity