Observing children’s physical state while playing games can reveal their mental and cognitive state. Many children tend to hunch their shoulders and lean forward with their heads while playing games, particularly intelligent children. Their eyes may also bulge, and their mouths may gradually open as they become more immersed in the game. This can make them appear to be possessed by the game.
In this situation, parents may be tempted to scold their children or take away their phones. However, this can only escalate the situation and cause further conflict. Instead, try standing behind your child, massaging their shoulders and pressing down on them while saying, “Relax, put down the phone and take a break.” This can help your child to calm down and regain control.
It is also important to set limits on smartphone usage and to provide alternative activities. Encourage your child to engage in outdoor activities, hobbies, and social interactions. These activities can help to enrich their lives and reduce their reliance on smartphones.
In conclusion, to prevent children from becoming addicted to their smartphones, parents should try to regulate their usage, provide alternative activities, and help their children to relax and take breaks.