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I am worried about how much time my son spends alone and on the screen - gaming and watching content. I cannot interest him in anything active and feel like a bad parent - yet at 14 he is doing better than many…

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My son was like that at 14 too. Lasted for about 1.5 years. Then, seemingly overnight, he developed a very robust social life. So...it gets better ;))

Great topic! In such a technologically driven society, it’s tricky to monitor and limit screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 2 hours per day for adolescents/teens. The pandemic has made those limitations tricky with virtual learning. However, I would recommend a screen time barter system. He can get “x” amount of screen time in exchange for “x” activity. Ask you son what he likes other than that. You’re still the parent so his gaming system can be taken away. Maybe try doing something together. The recommendation is at least 1 hour of physical activity daily for youth. Hope that helps!

Is he gaming with friends? Then that’s being social. I had to put a time limit on my son’s Tik Tok. If he doesn’t like anything active, can you try other things like clubs? Chess or math or art or music? What else does he like to do? This sounds bad but you may have to force him to try one sport. My friend forced her son to try track so I made my son do track too and they both loved it. Sometimes it takes a little arm twisting.

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