Category Archives: gaming

On alert for video game rash

Well, thought I could relax.  It now seems that a new danger is lurking for digital moms to worry about — PlayStation palmar hidradenitis. The BBC reported in February that a 12-year-old girl received treatment in a Swiss hospital for … Continue reading

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Maybe I can relax – a little

I think all digital moms worry about the amount of “screen time” we allow our kids. I sometimes have to step back and realize that my kids are active and healthy. They enjoy many different activities and know how to have fun in many different ways. Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

We’ve had the first fall out from RuneScape. My son’s teacher had to ask him and his friend to stop talking video games incessantly or she would take away their recesses for the rest of the week. Later in the day they forgot the threat, and subsequently got the punishment. Continue reading

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Wii Play

For me and my family, video gaming is a matter of balance. Keeping that balance falls to me, but it’s a responsibility I’m willing to take. Continue reading

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Let it be

Sept. 9 drop date for The Beatles: Rock Band. Maybe my kids will stop singing Dirty Little Secret and Roxanne. Continue reading

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RuneScape Revisited

I’ve registered my own character to chop wood and shoot rats so that I can follow along — or even get ahead — of where all this is taking us. It’s my hope that these controls will help me keep him 10, at least until he turns 11. Continue reading

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Guest Spot on The Guild? Please no!

I did watch The Guild. I was amused. And scared. I will definitely enforce my no more than one hour of screen time a day rule in hopes that my kid has a shot at not becoming a complete social misfit. Continue reading

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Investigating MMORPGs

What does a Digital Mom do when her 10-year-old wants to register to play something called RuneScape, a “massively mulitplayer online role playing game” — an MMORPG? Continue reading

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