There is no scientific consensus on whether video games are helpful or harmful. The only way to find out is to try a screen fast.
Implementing a 4 week screen fast could help your child improve their mood, sleep and focus by reversing the negative impact of screens.
Sleep is essential for mental health and poor sleep can make depression in adolescents more long lasting and severe. Read more to find out how to protect your sons sleep.
How much screen time is too much? Any screen time that gets in the way of healthy development.
Limit your sons screen time by controlling access to his devices and the internet, removing screens from his bedroom, having a screen time schedule, and creating a family screen time agreement.
Connect with your son through memes, video games, music, and his interests.
Help your depressed son by: connecting with him, protecting his sleep, limiting screen time, giving him a job, and getting him active.