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5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs

For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization. Read...
Common Sense Media    |   04.22.19   |   SHARE
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More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

Gender-Fluid Apps And Games

More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their Read...
Common Sense Media    |   11.19.18   |   SHARE
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“Nevermind mom, you don’t understand. You’re not a gamer.”

Accepting My Son Is A Gamer Has Been Really Hard For Me

Then all of a sudden he stopped and muttered the words, “Nevermind mom, you don’t understand. You’re not a gamer.” That stopped me in my tracks. Read...
Allison Cooper    |   03.9.18   |   SHARE
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I would rather him spend his teenage years gaming with friends and going to geeky cons than drinking beer and trying to get laid.

My Kid Won't Play Organized Sports And I'm Thrilled

When my oldest son was a baby, my husband and I used to talk about what sports he would play. We imagined going to Friday night football games in Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.12.17   |   SHARE
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GTA? N-O.

No, I Will NOT Allow My Child To Play Grand Theft Auto.

The conversation began again with this employee. He told us it’s pretty much impossible to avoid the violence, sex, and profanity. “It’s really the Read...
Katherine Hedland Hansen    |   04.13.16   |   SHARE
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I want to make the kids turn off their screens as I would in regular life back on the ground, but it seems like this is not the time to stick to rules or try for a parenting victory.

Screen Time Got My Family Through An 18-Hour Flight. I Regret Nothing.

Eighteen hours, even if prepared with reading and art material, snacks, and an upgrade to China Airline’s family couch seating, is still EIGHTEEN Read...
Eliana Osborn    |   04.12.16   |   SHARE
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And In This Corner, The Fantasy Girl-Fight Zine Of Our Dreams

Women have a "proper place," even in fantastic far away universes of the ultra-violent. When women in fighting games kick ass, it's done for sex Read...
Jetta Rae    |   03.28.15   |   SHARE
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Street Fighter II: A Japanese/American Love Story

The game is an odd testament to the simultaneous strength of the nations' economic relations, and profound cultural differences. Read...
Jane Jones   |   10.1.14   |   SHARE