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What Does it Mean to Be a Kid in the Digital Age?

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Hippo Reads

Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens?

Some Video Games Are Actually Good Exercise For Young Kids, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports

Children, put down the tetherballs and head back indoors: Video games can be a good source of physical activity, according to a new study out of...

Kids Now Prefer Playing With Smartphones To Dessert

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Most kids these days are far exceeding the recommended maximum of two hours of screen time a day. But what do those stats really mean for pa...

School's Out, Structure's In: How to Plan Your Child's Summer "Work Week"

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

While kids are counting down the days till "school's out forever!," many parents are secretly dreading the final bell. They love the thought of not having to wake up at the crack of dawn and get kids off to school, but they are anticipating being on the losing side of an endless game of keep away from electronics.

Parenting Milestone: The Day My Son Threw His First Hadoken

Zach Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Zach Rosenberg

I don't remember when my son started eating solid foods. I'm not entirely sure when it was that my son took his first steps. And sure, I guess I remember his first day at preschool. But by far, the most memorable milestone he's had so far was throwing his first Hadoken.

Access to Violence Alters Boys' Brains

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend TED2014 and I was very excited about what psychologist Phillip Zimbardo had to say. He spoke about how men are failing socially, academically and with women. His TED talk struck a nerve with me.

9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Your mother was wrong. Video games aren't bad for you. They're actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection b...

Can Playing Video Games Make You a Better Parent?

Monica J. Vila | Posted 11.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Monica J. Vila

How do you know if you're a good parent? There are some markers along the way to give you an idea of your grade -- such as whether your kids are good, caring friends; whether they work hard in school; and whether they are supportive members of the family.

How to Be a Fun Dad But Still Be in Control

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

As a dad, I constantly feel torn between needing to be a strict "Tiger Dad" vs. wanting to be a "fun dad." On the one hand, I have a responsibility to protect my kids. On the other hand, I want to have close bonds with them, to share in their lives, and not to be the bad guy all the time.

Gameification: Accelerating Learning With Technology

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Gameification represents part of a predictable sequence. Many of the greatest technological advances in business have come originally from the world of kids and their games.

Will Super Mario Keep Your Child From Slumberland?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are many parents who ask me about videogames before bed: are they harmful for sleep?

Survey: 97 Percent Of Children Play Video Games

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — Katherine Graden doesn't really like shoot-'em-up video games. She prefers games on her Wii system that test her fitness and agility _...