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How many hours?

Mom Mistake #4: Not having an accurate account of how many hours are really being spent in front of the game. Time flies in the world of gaming. It is very difficult to grasp how many hours your child is actually gaming. You are busy with your life and all the distractions that come with […]

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Using gaming as a reward

Mom mistake # 3. Using gaming as a reward system. This is perhaps one of the most innocent mistakes; after all it seems so logical. “Do your homework for 30 minutes, then you can play your game.” Seems like a good idea right? It may be time to challenge your reward system. As a mom, you […]

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Don’t use gaming as a digital babysitter

Mom Mistake # 2: Don’t use gaming as a digital babysitter. Let’s be honest, video games make great babysitters and you can’t beat the ‘rate’. For little boys it is a pacifier and for bigger boys it is the best babysitter known to man. A game free home is loud and can be messy and […]

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Don’t start too young

Mom Mistake #1: Don’t let your kids start playing too young. Don’t be too amazed at the astonishing computer and gaming skills that your 5 year old possesses; sorry but it is truly not that special! They are called ‘smart devices’ not devices for smart kids. As parents we are so impressed with our children’s […]

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Ex game-cop mom

Are you a game-cop mom?   I was… I hated that job. I was always having to enforce the game rules at our house and no one was happy. It seemed that I was always ‘blowing the whistle’ on too much gaming, not obeying limits and bad attitudes. It was a very unpopular full-time job, […]

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The Joy of a game free home

Welcome to my blog! Do you have a problem with too much gaming at your house? Does your son want to play video games all the time? Doe he always ‘have one more level’ to do before dinner? Do you feel in your gut that something is wrong and you are losing your son? Are […]