Parents and Kids, Gaming Together, Mass Hysteria!

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An article from MSNBC  touches on what undoubtedly for some is a hot topic in the era of Hot Coffee:  should parents and kids bond over video games? It is difficult for me to believe that there is even a question about the benefits of parents playing videogames with their children.  Some of my fondest memories of quality time with my dad were fiercely competitive bouts of Frogs and Flies on the Atari 2600.  I was somewhat astounded that the poll they cite suggests that 43% of parents do not game with their children.  Isn’t every dad out there using Warcraft’s hotkeys to teach their children how to count?

Gaming with kids: Wasted time or worthwhile? (via

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