The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games

The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games

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Nearly 40 years after their invention and a decade after exploding onto the mainstream, video games still remain a mystery to many parents, including which titles are appropriate, and their potential side-effects on kids. Now the answers are at your fingertips. Offering unrivaled insight and practical, real-world strategies for making gaming a positive part of family life, The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games provides a vital resource for today's parent. From picking the right software to promoting online safety, setting limits and enforcing house rules, it offers indispensable hints, tips and how-to guides for fostering healthy play and development. Includes: Complete Guides to PC, Console, Mobile, Online a Social Games - Using Parental Controls and Game Ratings - Picking the Right Games - The Latest on Violence, Addiction, Online Safety - Setting Rules a Time Limits - Best Games for All Ages - Essential Tools a Resources. qAn essential guide for parents.q Jon Swartz, USA Todayvery important to players, and allow some room for negotiation, as long as kids follow through on their agreements. ... Doing it a few times a day might turn out to be a healthy alternative, and fun too. ... at times, sexually inappropriate. less commonly, you may hear that video game playing can cause physical problems such as eye strain, carpal ... this latter possibility is increased with games that involve physical activity, such as those powered by the wii, Kinect and Playstation move.

Title:The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games
Author:Scott Steinberg - 2012-02-01


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