Since the inception of video games, and all creative media for that matter, we as a society have questioned what type of content is acceptable for children and young adults. At what age is it okay for children to be exposed to violence and other possibly adult themes? Will this exposure lead to deviant behavior? Here's a look at the issue and suggestions for what point parental … [Read more...] about Do Video Games Make Kids More Violent?
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If you were like my family this holiday season, you probably purchased some type of video gaming system - which means now is a great opportunity to start a dialogue on video games. Parents often wonder “Will my child play too much? Are video games really bad for my kid?” With this is mind, here are my experiences and guidelines on some genres of video games. 1. These games … [Read more...] about Why Video Games Can Be Good For Kids
Driving to piano practice with my 6th grade daughter is one of my favorite events all week. Not quite face-to-face; yet trapped in the car together for 15 WHOLE minutes! I get a quick peek into her world. Who is she hanging with lately? What’s new in school, why is math getting harder? My daughter is nearly 12. And since I have a 15-year-old daughter as well, I know … [Read more...] about Mother-Daughter Bonding Through Online Gaming?
Now that my kids are going on play dates, my oldest seems to be requesting the Wii and the game Skylander at home. So far, we’ve been able to avoid console games. However, I suspect this might change shortly. Parents often tell me that their child plays a console game system too much or that it is a source of tension in the household. Is there a silver bullet as to how much … [Read more...] about Parental Control: Video Game Systems
Does your little one love to play video games? With two boys in the house, I certainly know what it is like to come home to a floor covered in video game controllers, discs and cases. The Atlantic Wall-Mounted Video Game Rack is the perfect solution to keeping the video game corner of your home neat and tidy! With a place to hold all gaming accessories, this game rack comes … [Read more...] about Atlantic Video Game Rack