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Exploit Kids' Love of Gaming

Parents want to do the best for their kids. Worrying is in the job description—but there are some things we can relax about. One of those is whether video games...Read More

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Parents: Get Involved in Kids' Online Lives

Want to know what kids are doing online? It’s crucial to be involved—and not the creepy, watching-over-their-shoulders-every-second kind of involved. Modern parents need to be nuanced and thoughtful when monitoring their...Read More

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5 Reasons You Must Play Video Games With Your Kids

Are you one of those parents who runs screaming from any room where video games are being played? “They’re so loud!” Or do you sneer at games? “They’re violent. They’re...Read More

The Failure to Let Kids Fail, and How Gaming Can Help

One of the many shortcomings of an education based on standardized testing is that it encourages students to fear being wrong. Multiple-choice tests don’t allow originality or give credit for...Read More

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Play With Me Please! 10 Great Tips for Gaming With Teens

When I was a kid, my siblings and I would enthusiastically gather around my dad’s computer to watch him kill orcs in Warcraft I. We would cheer him on, give...Read More

Consider Minecraft for Your Next Adventure

Education journalist Lisa Guernsey is intrigued by the potential learning opportunities Minecraft offers kids, both at home and in the classroom. Some teachers are beginning to adopt the popular sandbox...Read More

19 Things Every Parent Should Know About the ESRB Rating System

What is it? The ESRB is the Entertainment Software Rating Board. It’s what parents turn to when they need to know if a game is okay for their kids—you know...Read More

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