Opening the Doors to R-rated Movies and M-rated Games for my Child: A Parenting Win Story

Today I want to write about screen time. If you're a parent in these crazy modern and financially privileged times, I'm sure you're familiar with it. Everyone has their thoughts, their criticisms, their frustrations...their judgments of other parents' thoughts and criticisms. I've often hated it. How much is too much? Does it really matter if … Continue reading Opening the Doors to R-rated Movies and M-rated Games for my Child: A Parenting Win Story

This Started Out as a Post About GamerGate

This started out as a post about GamerGate. (If you haven’t heard about GamerGate, just Google it.) I don’t have anything new to add to the “Which side is right?” or “What is GamerGate really about?” debates. My thoughts go elsewhere… A child points to a green bowl and says it’s red. He’s adamant about … Continue reading This Started Out as a Post About GamerGate

Conversations With an 11-Year-Old Gamer…

Or, The Gamification of Games??? My brothers-in-law were visiting recently – ages 14 and 11 – and we play and discuss videogames a lot together. A few years ago I even broke down the difference between first-party and third-party developers with them. So anyway, the 11-year-old recently acquired an iPod Touch which he uses primarily - maybe exclusively - … Continue reading Conversations With an 11-Year-Old Gamer…