As parents we all asked ourselves these questions. Are video games good for my child? In what sense? To what extent? Which games exactly? What is he missing, spending all this time in front of the screen? How is this going to affect his personal and social development, his future?
First, let’s set things straight: No matter how good video games are for our children, too much of anything is NOT good. But if you are reading this, you already know that there’s more to it than just that.
Our children are growing up in a world so different from ours, and we can’t tell how this much gaming time spent affects their personality, their growth. How should we, committed parents, manage to provide them the best chances for leading productive, happy, successful lives?
So I dug deeper, in order to reach a comprehensive understanding and apply it to our daily lives. I started playing video games with my children, discuss the experience with them, I read various articles and studies, and I came to some understandings, which I will gladly share in this blog.
The goal of this blog is to share my insights about our children’s experience, how it shapes their perception of themselves, their reality, their social interaction, who will they grow up to be and what world they will grow into.
Please help me and the readers by commenting about your experiences, opinions, studies and conclusions.