Kids love to spend time playing video games, or participating in other non-redemptive activities. I would say that most kids would spend hours participating in these activities if given the chance.
Have you ever stopped to think about how unlimited quantities of non-redemptive activities are affecting your child and their future? Are you unwittingly setting them up for failure?
The Negative Effects of Non-Redemptive Activities on Brain Chemistry
Whenever we allow our kids to do stimulating things over and over again – video games for example – their brain chemistry often creates an increased appetite for that activity. This is why allowing unbridled access to non-redemptive activities—like video games—can actually be grooming them for failure in the real world—a world that requires substantial accomplishment to be successful.
Keep in mind that when our kids are made to halt a video game, without a constructive substitute, they’re likely still playing the game in their minds, which keeps stimulating that same brain chemistry. Making sure Junior focuses on a real task, after gaming, will be a benefit for both you and your child.
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