My SS is 11 and has ADHD. He just started slow release ritalin - low dose of it. For the most part its working while he's at school, not so much before and after, but that's another topic.
From a young age he's been obsessed with screens and video games. Through the years his dad has had to put a lot of limits in place because of the negative impact too much screens would have on him. Now that he's back in in-person school, there's a bigger work load, and he's wanting more time to himself - he's constantly trying to rush through school work to get to video games. We tell him that sometime there's not always going to be times for games and that school work is really important too, and we just need to get through it with the best of our abilities and whatever time we have left we can figure out what comes next. Of course that's super disappointing for an 11 year old who really wants some screen down time.
My question is - does anyone have any thoughts or experiences about no screens on school days or no screens during really busy days and it actually being successful and not a scream or tear fest? We have tried setting expectations and giving him a heads up on really busy days, but thus far - it just turns into a kid who is disrespectful, crying, or screaming because he didn't get to go on a screen. Right now, he gets to go on screens daily and on weekends he gets extra time because there's no school work. He's connected to his peers, and i'm not worried about him not getting that component because he's getting a lot of kid interaction daily.
Who's got stories?