Is This The Summer of Fortnite?

One of the biggest struggles a parent has in this digital age is making sure their kids spend holidays and vacations in a healthy, balanced way. The minute a child has downtime, it seems they are trying to whip a phone out or pushing the button on a gaming console. Games like Fortnite: Battle Royale don’t help. Particularly for kids with ADHD, parents find that video games have a magnetic pull. And the free, quick, and casual aspects of Fortnite are particularly well-suited to an ADHD child’s brain.

So is your kid’s love of a game like Fortnite a bad thing? How do you deal with a singular obsession, especially when it’s a video game? Our founder and president, Dr. Randy Kulman has been featured in recent articles on Tom’s Guide, Fox News, and Live Science talking about this very issue.

But followers of our site know that video games can be used as learning tools, and our newly-published parents’ guide to Fortnite: Battle Royale, the wildly popular free-t0-play PVP survival game, may be just the thing to help you all survive the summer. Of course, limit-setting is necessary, but you can at least make sure the time they do spend with video games is helping them develop planning, flexibility, and time management skills.

Oh, and here’s one more survival tip: once in a while, play the video game with them!

See also: My Kid Wants to Play Video Games All Vacation, Should Kids Be Allowed More Screentime During Vacation?



Featured image: Flickr user Whelsko

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