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A Parent's Perspective on Screen Time: What I've Learned From Playing Wii

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Now I haven't played video games since my own days of playing Super Mario Brothers as a kid (I know what you're thinking -- I played video games and I turned out okay -- but my parents also let me travel in the "way back" of the station wagon without a seat belt, so let's not trust their judgment). To say that I wasn't any good at the game would be a major understatement.

Game Changer: Extra Lives (Changing Your View of Failure)

Matthew Johnson Harris | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Johnson Harris

So, you failed. The screen is black. You are disappointed. BUT, WAIT! The screen comes back up and there you are again. Your health bar is full and this time you are armed with something else. The knowledge and experience gained from what happened the last time.

Want To Succeed In Life? Play Video Games

Jane McGonigal | Posted 07.28.2011 | Books
Jane McGonigal

The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time. But more than a decade's worth of scientific research shows that gaming is actually one of the most productive ways we can spend time.

When a Video Game Is More Than a Video Game

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

What are the enabling conditions for flourishing? Marty has an easy acronym: PERMA. PERMA stands for Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment.

Playing Wii is Good For Older Brains

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Ah, so the research might be valid after all... playing video games (up to a certain point) can help your brain work better.