A Dad And His Kids Happily Play Video Games Together. They Have To.

This is an image of a happy family; a father and his two adorable children bonding over a video game. It's a stock photo, of course. Their excitement is fake, their game controllers disconnected. It's cheap theater, but I have to believe that somewhere in the country a genuine version of this scene is playing out — I… » 4/19/14 6:00pm 4/19/14 6:00pm

One Stranger Made a World of Difference to a Fifteen-Year-Old's Journey

Since the year before I got married, it's become an annual ritual, an immutable part of my life. For one week every summer, my husband's family all get together in a bunch of little apartments down by the beach, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The horde of us are about thirty strong, these days, and with the… » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

Sony & Yahoo Survey Says Games Are Good For Kids Development

In June, Yahoo's 'lifestyle' site Shine hosted a Sony Online Entertainment survey into the gaming habits of US families. As well as the heart-warming finding that 87% of parents regularly play videogames with their children, the survey also looked at how parents perceived their child's development being affected by… » 10/16/08 9:30pm 10/16/08 9:30pm