How Much Gaming Time For Kids?
Parents are always looking for the definitive answers to questions
like these. Most of us want to make sure we have reasonable
boundaries set in place for our children especially when they
are bombarded with the power of the media and the challenges
that can bring. Sadly, there are no better answers to these
questions than there are to all the other parenting puzzles:
you simply have to learn to parent as you go along.
Kid Gamers: The Zombies of the Future
We have all seen it, the open-mouthed, glazed zombified look that our children get when immersed
in a computer or video game. We have all heard the "awww mom, just one more level" or "awww mom, I
have to finish this before I can do anything else." Over the years kid gamers have become more and
more mainstream and children are spending less and less time on other activities. Now we are faced
with the fact that our children are becoming little kid zombies and that their mental and physical
health may be suffering as well. There are many pros and cons to computer and video games; you just
have to decide if the good outweighs the bad.