MY SON’S A GAMER. HOW DO I GET HIM TO GO OUTSIDE?
Simple: go outside with him. Spending time in nature should never be seen as punishment, says Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods. So pull yourself away from your laptop and phone, and schedule family time outdoors. Also, set limits for video games. An Oxford University study found that restricting gaming to an hour or less a day made kids more sociable. Remember, you’re in charge, says psychologist Kimberly Young, founder of the Centre for Internet Addiction. Hang a gaming schedule on the fridge to pre-empt disagreements. And try playing games with him (we’re fans of the new FIFA 19).