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7/8/11 5:43 P

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Thank you for all the ideas. I have spoken to my husband and I explained to him how concerned I was about my children being addicted to the game and how I can see it is affecting there weight and social skills. So I decided that there will only be 30 min a day of any form of electronics for the kids a day. If dad plays they can not watch otherwise that counts for their 30 minutes. Now my husband trys not to play so much.

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6/27/11 2:58 A

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Tony, thanks for the great point of view and advice. We have this a little in our house, but to completely honest, I am addicted to the computer. I am hoping that husband and I can both put away the computers and spend more time moving with our little one. I love the idea of only playing games, computer time, etc. when the little one is asleep. That would help us a ton. Hubby and I have talked about it a little bit, but not a lot of changes yet. I can't wait to read more post on this topic.

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6/15/11 9:36 P

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I have this issue as well. An even bigger issue, is that I'm a gamer myself. Our son still naps for 2-3 hours during the day so we have a general rule that video games are largely limited to nap time and after he goes to bed at night. My husband sometimes elects to stay home and play video games while I go out for walks with my son, which doesn't really bother me because I like to have the one-to-one time with my child. My hubby sweats a lot and hates the heat in the summer, so he prefers to stay inside in the air conditioning. Me, I love summer and refuse to go outside for any extended period in the winter, so we sort of trade off seasonally.

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6/10/11 9:09 A

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I packed up the kids the other day and started for that walk. My little girl went up to Daddy and asked him to go with us, "pretty please." Sure enough, he shut off the game system and joined us for a family walk around the neighborhood. I'd sure like this to happen several times a week!

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6/9/11 6:36 A

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I have this in my household too. I think I am going to just go out and do it. If they come with me they come. I know my dog will enjoy! I think eventually they will see how much fun I am having and join me!! This will take time and I am prepared to encourage them to join me. The best part will be making a memory and teaching my children how to be healthy!! Besides, it cost no money to take a walk or a hike. Where I live there numerous hiking trails. I must go wake the troops!

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6/7/11 4:37 P

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Have you tried talking to your husband? Maybe explaining that his example may be teaching your children bad habits would motivate him. My man is not very motivated to get off the couch either, but my son and I would walk or bike without him anyway. When he realized he was being left out, he decided to join. So, be a good example yourself, and perhaps he'll follow suit.

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6/6/11 3:44 P

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My husband is the same way. I learned if I complain or nag he just plays more. I've been asking him if he would please go for a walk with me and do more active things. He's getting better.

Now if it where my kids, I would unplug the systems and put them in my trunk! :)

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5/21/11 3:44 A

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I used to do the same. I was using this to escape from self-doubt- low self esteem and depression. My wife always remained supportive however and every now and then she would try to lovingly talk to me about how we could both change. One day it paid off ad now I spend far less time in front of the screen and more time riding my bike, playing outdoor games with my son.

It takes time and everyone is different! Be careful and be encouraging.

I am a different man today because of SP. I loving life and am able to do things that I haven't been able to do for over 30 years. Everything is better and I do mean everything!


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5/20/11 1:18 P

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My husband will spend almost all of his free time in front of the tv or a video game. I can not get him to play the Wii either. This is setting a really bad example for the kids. Any advice on how to get the family together and active?

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