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video games

How a Screen Fast can boost the fun factor in your home

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:21pm

I have a love hate relationship with screens. Screens... you know, the kind kids love to stare at for hours on end, playing video games or watching tv shows and movies?

I love for my children to have fun, and I happily acknowledge that they can have fun and learn certain skills and knowledge from video games. And I love movies and shows that are funny, inspirational, thought-provoking. There can be a lot of value on a screen.

Harder on your oldest child than your younger kids at the same age?

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 10:21pm

As a parent, I try to treat my kids as fairly as possible. I want them all to know they are loved without condition, and to have the same kinds of opportunities in life. I try to keep the family rules consistent and evenly enforced. But sometimes I realize my youngest is doing things my oldest was not allowed to do at that age. And I wonder why.

What happens when Daddy lets 2-year-old play Angry Birds

What happens when Daddy lets 2-year-old play Angry Birds

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 3:07pm

Kids just love video games, so I try to monitor and limit how much time they spend playing them. Up until recently my youngest son (2 ½) has been content to sit next to his big brother or big sister and watch them play. He enjoyed it. Life was good.

Then one night, my husband came along with a great idea. He let the little guy have his own turn playing Angry Birds. Sure, it was cute. Our son had fun. He wasn't very good at it, but he could launch the little birds and knock down some pigs.

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