Do you worry that your child who loves gaming more than anything else has an addiction? If so, chances are you panic and fear a future for your child that is not pretty. In that emotional state you react in anger and wield threatening consequences when your child resists and get into ugly power struggles that create a wider and wider gulf between you. You feel hopeless and your child grabs for every screen second he can. “Consequences” do nothing.
There is a big difference between a hobby gamer and an addicted gamer — and you need to know the difference.