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Randy Kulman Japan 2 posts
9th Aug '12
Quoting April Hayman:" Why is it do you think kids with ADHD can sit and focus solely on a video game for HOURS and doing anything else they are all over the place impulsive, inattentive, and disorganized? Just a thought..."
Randy Kulman Japan 2 posts
9th Aug '12
Quoting April Hayman:" Why is it do you think kids with ADHD can sit and focus solely on a video game for HOURS and doing anything else they are all over the place impulsive, inattentive, and disorganized? Just a thought..."


Video games use the same techniques in game mechanics that educators and psychologists use to teach children with ADHD. While overdue of video games is a concern for these children, parents can find some methods to choose appropriate games for teaching. We are working on this project here http://learningworksforkids.com/alternative-learners/adhd/ and welcome other suggestions.

Just April Due October 5; 3 kids; Kentucky 506 posts
9th Aug '12
Quoting Mama Massa:" :!: My husband is addicted to video games and cannot sit and focus on one thing. He played World of Warcraft ... [snip!] ... video games in the future because i see the effects it has in the long run. The Wii doesn't seem like such a bad idea though."


Yes, my 14 y/o son will play all day and all night if you let him. He is really addicted to his Xbox 360! He wont eat or drink while playing either. I am hoping he does not end up older and doing these things. My so thinks we should take the game away altogether and not let him play it because it has became such an issue in our household. I would rather just put restrictions on it and let him play a certain amount of time a day. He is 14 now and through the summer very little restrictions were put in place for his games. Now that he is going back to school he will have major restrictions that I am hoping to keep throughout the year. He has GOT to do something other than play these games. There is a whole other world out there that he knows nothing about. REALITY. And he needs to live in reality...real life. Life isn't one big XBox game. My son has a lot to learn.

Mama Massa 36 kids; Tampa, Florida 697 posts
9th Aug '12
Quoting April Hayman:" Yes, my 14 y/o son will play all day and all night if you let him. He is really addicted to his Xbox ... [snip!] ... nothing about. REALITY. And he needs to live in reality...real life. Life isn't one big XBox game. My son has a lot to learn."


yea i dont think taking away the game completely will benefit anyone but some restrictions should help. My husband and I have fought for years over the games and i just didn't understand at first whey he "needed" the games. He didn't even realize it. He can't even sit through a whole movie anymore. It is very difficult to deal with. Maybe you could find your son a constructive hobby that requires patience, or sports.

Just April Due October 5; 3 kids; Kentucky 506 posts
13th Aug '12
Quoting Mama Massa:" yea i dont think taking away the game completely will benefit anyone but some restrictions should help. ... [snip!] ... It is very difficult to deal with. Maybe you could find your son a constructive hobby that requires patience, or sports. "


He wants to try out for baseball this year. He is very excited over it. So I think were going to do that. :o)