Being a parent of a small child, I have to say she's missing the mark in her harsh assessment of what "games" can bring to her son. My daughter who is 2 1/2 years old has a leapster hand held. Even though its above her age category she's gotten the hang of it and plays most of the games. I'm sure it has everything to do with the way its presented. I doubt anyone could get a 2.5 year old to sit still and learn what she's learned through straight teaching. Because she plays while she learns she picks it up. I work in the industry doing some of the most technical work a person can find. I challange her to attempt it if she thinks we're all morons. I make games that encourage girls to think. She needs to have a talk with our President (#5 on the list of most influential women in games) if this mom thinks games rot your brain. If it wasn't for my tech loving father, making "games" on our Tandy that helped me with math, I would have probably not taken an interest in science and computers. I would probably be working some slack jaw job in a factory just waiting for the day when I grab my chest and double over for the last time...