Books to Help Kids Addicted to Video Games

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Parents of younger children often ask if there are any books that can help their kids with video game addiction. Though most aren’t specifically written for video game addiction, but they can still be very helpful in resetting their perspective on how best to spend their time and how to regulate emotions and build character**.

  • But It’s Just A Game. This is a picture book for younger children (grades 2-6) that tells of a boy who is gaming excessively.

  • 101 Things to do Outside. This is a book with tons of ideas of things to do outside! The outdoors are a great place to encourage children to spend time, and if they have fun things to do outside they are more likely to spend more time there.

  • 131 Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders For Kids. This books provides many ideas for fun ways for kids to entertain themselves without video games.

  • What to Do When You Feel Too Shy. This is a good one for kids who have social anxiety, which some kids who play video games excessively do. The book is good for younger kids (6-12 years old).

  •  What Do You Stand For? For Kids. This book helps kids build character and spend some time focusing on the traits and characteristics they want to put forth.

  • The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control. A common concern from parents of kids who play video games too much, is that they are very angry and upset when they have to stop playing. This book teaches kids how to try to control their emotions.

  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares. This book for kids 9-12 years old, helps kids to regulate their anger and can be helpful for kids who get very angry when they have to stop using technology or video games.

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