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Many kids would rather stare at a screen than stare at the pages of a book. And when playing video games becomes obsessive and all consuming, then problems will soon follow. The signs for addiction are obvious.  It’s the 8-year-old who has a meltdown when he’s told to put his iPad away. It’s the teenager who lets his grades slip because he can’t turn off the Xbox. To help control this growing issue, here are ways to keep your child from becoming addicted to video games. First, set time limits for playing—and stick to them.  Second, take the video games away if your child disobeys the house rules. Third, make sure they’re in some kind of sport or other physical activity. Here are more tips on How to Prevent Video Game Addiction.

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