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Top video games posts for parents from 2015

The amount of time kids spend playing video games, the types of video games our kids play and the fear of kids becoming gamer zombies with no social skills or relation to the real world, is often a challenge for parents today. But research, perspective and experience tells us that many times these fears are […]

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Video games for Christmas? Attach this letter from Santa

If you suspect your little ones may be fortunate enough to be getting video games or a new video game console for Christmas this year, you may want to slip in this letter from Santa to help set up some boundaries and ensure the game playing remains safe, healthy and lots of fun.   If […]

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Video game obsession

Want to stop your child’s video game obsession? Don’t make it the bad guy

I know many parents worry about the amount of time their kids play video games. They worry about the obsessive behaviours that cause arguments every time they are asked to turn off the games. They worry about homework being ignored. They worry about not enough fresh air and outside play. They worry about stunted social […]

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5 reasons playing video games can be good for your child

Parents often lament the obsession their children have with video games. They rue wasted time, an avoidance of other social interactions, a life on the couch, an inability to participate in other activities and a general sulkiness when told to tear themselves away. Firstly, I am not and never will advocate for a child to […]

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Video Games for fun, family and the future: Digital Australia Report 2016

The gaming industry in Australia is growing at an astronomical rate and so it seems that we as a nation and as families, should start paying attention. Why? Because the statistics from the recent Digital Australia report from IGEA in conjunction with Bond University, offer us a real insight in to the experiences of those […]

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Kids & Online Gaming: A Parents guide to getting it right

Many kids are now playing games online with friends and I often have parents raise concerns over time spent online, inappropriate behaviours and bullying, that sometimes spills over into the playground.   Here is a quick and easy slideshow guide to help parents put in place some rules and boundaries to help keep kids playing […]

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