Family Video Game Night: What Modern Parents Should Know
I recently became aware of a book that teaches parents how to handle their kids and the kids’ video game habits. That book is called The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games. I am thrilled to see some work that treats video games as a method of communication and connection instead of a drain on society. In fact, the author Scott Steinberg suggests that readers should “start planning your own family game night.” Now this is something I could really get behind.
The book also discusses some of the issues and concerns regarding video games and children of different ages, but doesn’t condemn video games. Scott Steinberg sees video games as a legitimate medium for kids to interact with family member and “make lasting memories, while experiencing a positive activity that the whole family can enjoy.” If your family was anything like mine, playing video games was slightly frowned upon. Something about not going out in the sunlight enough or some such nonsense.
Check out the book for yourself. You can see the book in its entirety as a PDF for free here, or get it through various other methods.
Sources: The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games