6 Ways to Manage Your Child's Video or Computer Game Addiction
A 2007 study found that as many as 5 million children in the United States are addicted to online or video games, and ADHD kids may be particularly vulnerable.
Know When it's Time to Get Help
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Chances are, if you worry that your child spends too much time playing online or video games, you're probably right. But there is a difference between simply loving a game and having a problem with gaming addiction. If your child lies about how many hours he or she plays, is not keeping up in school, or is dropping out of formerly fun activities to spend more time playing games, he may have a problem. Often, if forced to keep away from gaming kids with an addiction will also display signs of withdrawal such as agitation or frustration.