My dd10 is a big fiction reader. She'll pick reading over almost anything and could spend hours reading fiction everyday. I was like this as a child and I have a few concerns. I want her to learn what she enjoys producing and become skilled at it. How is that supposed to happen when she is constantly consuming other people's stories? Also, big stretches of reading during the day seem to make her more sullen and unwilling to engage with other family members.
So a couple of months ago, I instituted fiction reading limits to one hour during the day and unlimited from bedtime to when she decides to turn the lights out. I explained my reasoning to her, and although she wasn't thrilled, she's accepted the limits without much of a fight. I did tell her that if she was more active with her reading....writing reviews, memorizing favorite passages, or keeping a reading journal, etc...that she could read more. But she has been unwilling to do that so far.
So what do you guys think? Is there something I'm missing here by not letting dd read fiction nonstop? Has anyone dealt with a child like this before? And how did you handle it?