Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Oh I wish you all the best. I had a student who struggled with this so much with his mom. He would go to bed, wake back up, and she'd find him on the computer in the middle of the night. She had to start taking the mouse with her to bed...and when she didn't, it started the whole process over again.

We've found that we have to set screen time limits with our own son. B never really craved games like M does. Between the wii, the computer, the iPad (Jay's from work), the iPod, and my phone - he could spend hours a day playing different games. We set some limits this summer and it has helped, but he definitely has been angry more than once when his time was up.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It's so tough to be a parent these days--we have to fight against so many competing interests out there and sometimes it feels like a losing battle, doesn't it? T. isn't really interested at all in games, and the Wii triggers her migraine headaches as do hand-held games, so she doesn't even want to go near them.