Category Archives: tweens

Striking a Balance for Kids of the Digital Age

I read about a survey and study presented this week by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop called Families Matter: Designing Media for a Digital Age. What I got out of it is that a lot of parents are just like me when it comes to teaching, protecting and entertaining our children today. 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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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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