AFTERWORD TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION
From Theory to Practice: Making the Change
“I agree with what you say about video games, Dr. Sax,” one parent told me. “I don’t want my son spending twenty hours a week playing video games. I don’t want him to play violent video games like Grand Theft Auto or Halo at all. But how am I supposed to enforce that? If I tell him he can’t play those games, he just goes over to Jason’s house and they play the game there. I don’t have any control over what happens at Jason’s house.”
I hear that a lot. What to do? One of the best solutions I’ve heard of comes from Burlington, Wisconsin. Parents there, working with the local school district, have created a community of parents who agree to abide by some basic rules: ...