Parents of ADHD Children
How much "screen time" do you allow your ADHD child?
Hi folks, what a resource this site/group is! So thankful. I wondered how much screen time (TV, video games, ipod..) folks tend to let their ADHD child have during school days and weekends.
It seems my child just craves it, and can’t even stop himself when he’s had WAY too much. We found him in bed with his iPod the other night watching kids playing Minecraft on YouTube instead of sleeping. Been there for 3 hours.
The more he has it, the more the impulsivity and hyperactivity pumps up. But he says it helps him chill out and relax. Feel bad to take it away completely so we provide it with limits- but it’s a constant battle over when he can have screen time and for how long. He’s starting to loose interest in other things he usually loves and becoming very cranky. Frustrated.
Thoughts and advice appreciated!
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