This is awesome: Jonathan Liu had been watching Star Wars with his children, and after putting his two and a half year old daughter to bed, he found that she really liked it.
Children’s console games have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the motion controlled mini-game bundles and second rate movie tie-ins. In their place we have experienced and talented developers working with budgets the size of blockbuster movies.
Of all the strange things that come with writing about video games for a living, raising kids while doing so might be the strangest. We have daughters, who are now 3 and (almost) 5. They are old enough to know that when Dad is holed up in his office over the garage, there’s a very good chance that he is camped in…
I play with my four-year-old daughter a lot. I’m the parent that sets up playdates, sits down with puzzles and board games, and takes her to the playground for a few hours. But I’ve never let her venture into a video game on her lonesome. That all changed this weekend.
No parent should ever outlive their child. They definitely shouldn’t tear open their child’s chest while quoting a classic horror movie and hamming it up for the camera.
I've censored the above in case any under-18s from Cheshire are reading this.
Best to start them early. Redditor Pypok and his wife needed a theme for their son's nursery, and Pypok suggested space (by way of Kerbal Space Program). Turned out rather well, I'd say—perfect for a future space explorer. There are some in-progress photos in the embedded Imgur album below.
When Sarah Goer and her husband discovered a disused storage space attached to their son's room, they decided to convert it into a Secret Treasure Room. For years, they concealed the room's entrance with a dresser, waiting for the perfect moment – their son's fourth birthday – to reveal its existence. Here, Sarah…
You can't always keep an eye on the kids while playing video games...unless, of course, you choose to rig your console to show you footage of your baby's crib (also known as a 'nanny cam').
Broken Age almost made me violate one of my golden rules about kids and video games. I almost let my daughter watch me play it.
I don't know much about parenting, but I am continually impressed by BatDad's commitment to making parenting fun and ridiculous. I mean, wearing a Batman mask and using the gritty Batman voice to parent your kids? It's kind of the best.
“He’s not going to play the game until he’s in college.” The actor who plays Michael in Grand Theft Auto V tells GQ that his 11-year-old son will have to wait a while before sampling the pleasures of Los Santos. Kudos, Ned Luke, for having more sense than some of the other parents out there.
Today, nationally syndicated daytime talk-show host Wendy Williams talked about our open letter from a retail store veteran who sold too many copies of GTA V to uncaring parents, and admitted that she indeed bought a copy for her 13-year-old son.
A woman and her three-month-old child were sighted crying at the gates of the Confucius Temple in Nanjing last week. The reason why the woman was so distraught was because she had lost her husband and couldn't find him anywhere.
Generations of gamers who have not only the arcade but also years of computer, Nintendo, and PlayStation games in their pasts are now, themselves, raising children. In a world of wall-to-wall screens and endless gaming options, it can be hard to find just the right game for game-loving parents and their inquisitive…
Kid loves video game, spends lots and lots of time with it. Parent frets over kid, thinks offspring might've fallen prey to the bogeyman of video game addiction. It's a scenario that probably plays out in thousands of homes. Maybe even yours. One father went to Quora, where questions get asked and answered by site…
You might not expect a study coming out of Brigham Young University's School of Family Life to have anything good to say about video games. And maybe this doesn't. But it says something a lot worse about books, and I'll take that as a win in this culture war.
Whenever I post a story about a parent neglecting their children while playing a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game I can't hide my disgust for that sort of person, so you can imagine how I felt about myself this weekend when my two ten-month-old children left the house in the middle of a boss fight.
This is my daughter. Her nickname is Cheeks. I really want her to play video games. Like, I really, really do. One of her favorite things to grab when she wanders around the apartment is an Xbox 360 controller. She holds it the right way most of the time, presses the buttons and looks up at me with a big smile on her…