There was a new study that just came out that has made a correlation between attention problems in children and playing video games. What the study proved was that prolonged video game usage in children had a lasting effect on their attention in other areas of life. It also showed that those children with attention problems tend to play video games longer than those without. So, in other words they go hand in hand! I think the interesting thing is that they said that even though video games can help your child process things visually and mentally, it can also have a negative affect on their attention span!