Tech-Less Mom: Hippies and Beehives in Stikbold: A Dodgeball Adventure

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Ok, gang. Let’s talk about some hard-core dodgeball.

Stikbold is a single or local multiplayer game that gives the world what it’s been begging for: a video game about the lethal sport of dodgeball. More importantly, Stikbold is a way for our children to delight in throwing balls at each other’s heads without actually throwing balls at each other’s heads. If, like me, you have kids who frequently play the “let’s punch each other in the stomach” game, this is a gift. Read More

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Blue Skylanders Are a Missed Opportunity to Gain Understanding of Autism

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A few months ago, my 8-year-old daughter was having problems with the kids on her bus. They were making fun of her because she was crying. Why she was crying isn’t really important, but this wasn’t the first time this had happened. We talked about it afterward. I tried to explain to her that most 8-year-olds don’t cry a lot unless something really bad or sad happens to them. She said she knew that, but she couldn’t help it.

“I told them I have autism, Daddy. But that didn’t help.” Read More