Signs of Computer Addiction

The signs that your child may be addicted to computer games.

Computer Addiction

While computers are a fact of life in today’s world, they can also cause concern. If children are ignoring everything else from school work to friends, it could be a sign of a type of addiction says Julie Ross, author of the book on parenting tweens, How to Hug a Porcupine. “There are a variety of signs to look for. If the child is neglecting other healthy activities in favor of being on the computer, if their eating habits change, or their sleep habits change because they need to be on the computer, if their mood changes, if the child becomes even more surly than the average ‘porcupine’, or tween during these years would be another sign. If their grades fail. It’s basically the signs we would look for in a child who is addicted to a chemical substance.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Julie Ross, Executive Director of Parenting Horizons and author of How to Hug a Porcupine.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service

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