5 reasons why a gamer child is good
There is an opinion that video games negatively affect the development and psychological state of a child, develop bad inclinations and aggression. But is it really? A child-gamer is not a reason for deep feelings, sometimes this tendency can be called quite positive. Of course, if this is not about deep dependency (which a junior or middle schoolboy is unlikely to have), but about a hobby that you consider excessive. Together with the PlayStation specialists and the child psychologist Natalia Shamaeva, we decided to find out if the devil is so terrible as it is painted.
The game is a creative process.Teachers and psychologists have long said: the best way to teach a child something is to submit information through the game. After all, games contribute to the development of cognitive and creative abilities, improve memory, teach to reasonably assess the situation and make the right decisions, increase reading skills and concentration.Parents wishing to extract the maximum benefit from the child’s hobbies need to make sure that the child does not devote all his free time to games. If you spend on games no more than one hour a day, alternate them with active classes, you can not worry about the negative consequences.
The game is a tool for development.Any game has certain age limits, and it is important to remember that not every one of them is suitable for immature minds. However, making sure that children do not have access to unwanted content, and the game itself is acceptable for children and demarcated in accordance with the specified rating, you can be sure that it not only does not risk injury to the child's psyche, but can also perform a developmental function. Often, as part of the game, children have to solve riddles, make decisions, build logical chains, and so on. In addition, you can help your child develop with the help of games by starting to fantasize and invent new game themes. For example, drawing characters and their adventures on paper or sand can be an interesting activity; modeling fantastic worlds from paper, plasticine, fabric, wood, etc.
The game is a way of self-realization.A passion for games in the future can turn into a professional hobby that will open up to your child career opportunities in the field of game development. Today he plays with enthusiasm - tomorrow he is already creating the game himself and conquering new horizons, drawing inspiration from his favorite stories and from their creators. The main task of parents is to find the optimal balance and not to ignore the ideas and dreams of the child. Try to diversify his free time, giving the opportunity to express themselves not only in the game, but also in more serious activities, be it sports clubs or art and music schools.
The game - a way to improve family relationships.Contrary to the general conviction of the game does not provoke cruelty in children. The real culprits are communication with a bad company or family problems. Often the cause of excessive exposure to gambling is the desire of the child to escape from reality, from any existing problems, anxiety or guilt. If you notice that the fascination with games begins to grow into dependence - do not rush to immediately load the child with strict prohibitions and restrictions, do not rush to blame his passion for all the troubles.It is better to talk with him and find out what exactly the real problem lies in: maybe he simply lacks the elementary attention on your part.
With the help of games, you can quickly establish family relationships: arrange a joint tournament, for example. Choose a game all together - from this you can even arrange a show with the presentation of each member of the family of the entertainment that he likes. At the same time, the ability to formulate thoughts and confidently speak in public will be improved.
Come up with a reward for the winner. Maybe a pie? Chocolate cup? Bookstore certificate or new commercials? It all depends on what seems most valuable to most of you. Provide consolation prizes. In short, one has only to get involved, and the whole family is engaged in one thing. Isn’t it sometimes so lacking?
The game does not mean the absence of control.Thanks to modern technologies, today there is an opportunity to minimize the risks associated with a child's passion for games. For example, consoles, such as the PlayStation, are equipped with a useful parental control feature that allows you to customize access to the world of entertainment according to your individual needs and the needs of your children.Here you can choose the level of strictness of restrictions depending on age, limit access to the Internet, set a time limit spent by a child in the game, and limit the amount of money a child can spend in the process.