How parents can approach raising gamers

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Parents can take steps to make sure their children’s gaming experiences are as positive as possible. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Gaming is a popular activity across the globe. Studies have shown that more than 1 billion people across the globe play some type of video game every day, and the number of gamers is growing every day. In fact, the market and consumer data provider Statista estimated there will be 2.7 billion gamers by 2021. Such prevalence can make it hard for parents to govern their youngsters’ gaming habits. As difficult as it can be to get children to put their controllers down, the American Academy of Pediatrics said that time spent gaming can take away from the time they spend on other pursuits, including healthy activities like exercising and reading. That’s part of the reason why the AAP recommended limiting the time children spend gaming to no more than one hour per day. In
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