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8 Best Games for Stress Relief

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Something that comes up a lot when you ask gamers why they like gaming is the phrase “I do it to relax.” After a long day at work or school, it’s great to be able to rest your mind and pop in a game—it gives you something to keep you occupied while cooling down from real-life anxieties. But we know gaming doesn’t always look like relaxation: Your sullen teenage son aggressively plays Call of Duty to “relax.” Your niece puts hundreds of hours into a nerve-racking role playing game to “relax.” Your mother screams at Candy Crush to “relax.” What’s up with that? Read More

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5 Things Your Kids Are Actually Doing With Their Screentime

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Scenario: your kids are looking at screens, like, 24-7. You don’t think they’ve looked you in the eye in weeks. In fact, you’re starting to wonder whether they even remember what you look like. You’re worried they’re spending way too much time with their computers and consoles, and hey, let’s be honest—you miss your children!

Is this your child? We just can't recall.

Is this your child? We just can’t recall.

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Signs That Gaming Is Stressing Your Kids Out

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Many people say they like gaming because it’s an effective stress-reliever—it’s engaging entertainment that keeps your mind off immediate real-world problems. It’s relaxing and it works as a mood-enhancer for many. Gaming isn’t necessarily any better or worse than reading fantasy novels or other ways to relieve stress. However, there are a few differences between gaming and other stress relievers that might make a huge impact on kids’ stress. Read More