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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:35 am 
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Hi All,

After a long day revising and doing papers, is it advisable if DC is given computer game to play,say FIFA, clash of the clans etc to help them relax? DS is addicted on these things....

Will playing on PC /Phone (at the end of the day) distract him/his concentration?

I know from reading previous posts, it is recommended to give up Computer games for four weeks before exams.

Please share your experiences...

Any comments /input on this matter highly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:38 am 
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if he has been working hard, I can see no reason why he shouldn't be allowed to have some fun


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:23 am 
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I agree. I've just posted on another similar thread about having a complete rest for a few weeks over the summer. Those poor children need a break! Think how much better your own brain performs when you've had plenty of sleep, exercise and a rest. Ideally do something stimulating that isn't studying - stretch the brain in a different way. And computer games are fine as long as some physical exercise is going on too - not just the fingers!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:12 am 
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We do have fun in other ways to relax, but he prefers to use PC or phone to play minecraft, fifa, or Clash of clans for hours...
So i guess the use of time this way may be detrimental



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:15 am 
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Yes, that phrase "for hours" is familiar in this house too, but my son is 15 and he's worked very hard this year so he can get away with it! I would definitely let him play but limit the time to, say, half an hour or an hour a day or whatever you feel is appropriate. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:17 am 
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Thanks for you input, highly appreciate it :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:18 am 
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Peridot wrote:
Yes, that phrase "for hours" is familiar in this house too, but my son is 15 and he's worked very hard this year so he can get away with it! I would definitely let him play but limit the time to, say, half an hour or an hour a day or whatever you feel is appropriate. Good luck.


We do half an hour per day (11+ last year but same then), they do need to wind down, but suspect hours on screen is not winding down at all, hence the limit. Plus a bit of time with Dad when he's home, we have an x box now and FIFA/Madden is great fun for an extra half hour bonding time with Dad


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:39 am 
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Peridot if I limited mine to half an hour a day there would be a revolt. Suppose it would be one way of getting them to leave home early. :lol:

Out an out ban is practically our only option and even that's tricky with the older guys.

I know what you mean though Yamin 151 about it not being wind down time, mine are far more stressy and irrational using them. Every summer I find some sort of excuse to get my little guys on a ban and summer is so much nicer. :)

In my experience getting them outside is far more productive if you can find ways and means of doing it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:09 pm 
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Tolstoy wrote:
Peridot if I limited mine to half an hour a day there would be a revolt. Suppose it would be one way of getting them to leave home early. :lol:

Out an out ban is practically our only option and even that's tricky with the older guys.

I know what you mean though Yamin 151 about it not being wind down time, mine are far more stressy and irrational using them. Every summer I find some sort of excuse to get my little guys on a ban and summer is so much nicer. :)

In my experience getting them outside is far more productive if you can find ways and means of doing it.


Absolutely. And mine only comply because I make them, they are obsessed with their computer tme from wake up time until they get it! They'd play all day if they could, but having done it, they get on with a day full of trampoline, lego, and a good bit of (not always good natured) fighting!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:02 pm 
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Half an hour only a suggestion; all down to private negotiation. You know your own family and how the balance works! No limits in this house now this summer (no 11 plus and all other work/exams done until next academic year - or so I hope) as long as they also do all the things I want them to do. Spent whole day yesterday doing a massive sort out/clear up so they can do what they like today.

Outside definitely the best place to be, Tolstoy. Except for pesky mosquitoes.


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