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Parenting Milestone: The Day My Son Threw His First Hadoken

Zach Rosenberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 _...