My eldest child (6.5 yrs) recently discovered the joys of a Nintendo Switch (a friend of his has one). Up until now he has had very little exposure to ipads/ games etc as we really want to limit this as much as we can until he is much older. He doesn't own any devices to date.
However he is now literally begging and crying (almost on a daily basis) for a Nintendo Switch, or an Ipad/Phone of his own. Everything else he used to enjoy is suddenly 'boring' and all because he has discovered the joys of the gaming world! Some of his friends also have phones of their own and he is finding it hard to understand why we are refusing him all of these devices.
So my question is, does anyone have words of wisdom they could share?? Have you found anything that has helped to curb screen time (if your child already uses an ipad/game etc) or has anyone managed to keep their children off these devices until they were much older? I would love to hear your feedback and any tips/advice you could share.