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Will Tablet Contribute to Budding Addiction?

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My 11-year-old son wants a tablet. He gets great grades and we let him play some video games on his Wii. We notice he seems to be addicted. When we tell him to stop, he does what we say and will read. He loves reading, but I think - like the video games - he likes being passive and will read for hours. He is starting 6th grade at a new school. They have to do some work on tablets and loan them out, but we were considering buying one for him. My husband and I fear he will become more passive. We have to force him to go outside and play or play with his dog. He will play for 30 minutes, come back in, read, or want to play video games or watch YouTube gamers. I want him to get a hobby but nothing sticks.

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