Video Game Decision Tree
Premium | This one-page download is a tool for parents to use as a guide for placing boundaries (and avoiding meltdowns) related to video games.
Tips for using this tool:
- The magic number of minutes is going to vary from family to family, and it can also be affected by the size of the screen, the intensity of the game, the socialization of the game, the age of your child, and any special needs your child might have. (We’ve penciled in some examples in case it is helpful.)
- The best way to determine a healthy amount of minutes for your child is to notice their behavior at the finish line — and adjust accordingly next time they play.
- Hint: Print the full download out to help them understand this concept, and hang it near the gaming station as a reminder of what you are striving for!