Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Month: October 2014

Why Can’t My Child Turn Off Minecraft?

Oct 29, 2014
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Many parents are bamboozled as to why their otherwise well-adjusted child has become completely obsessed with Minecraft.  It’s all they talk about. It’s all they want to do. And asking them to switch it off results in severe “techno-tantrums”. Why can’t they just switch it off?   I share some possible reasons in this audio recording.   https://soundcloud.com/kristy-goodwin-1/why-my-child-cant-turn-off […]

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I’m Worried…Really Worried About Parents and Technology!

Oct 22, 2014
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I’m worried.  In fact I’m really worried.   Before I begin this blog post, please know that this is one of the most difficult posts I’ve written. My heart is pounding out of my chest.  My fingers are working double time as they try to keep up with the ideas in my head (and heart). […]

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How to prevent children from becoming addicted to Minecraft

Oct 14, 2014
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Young children addicted to Minecraft. It’s a reality facing many families today.   Perhaps you’re experiencing it first-hand with your own children as you attempt to pry the gaming consoles from their hands, or ask them to log off the computer and complete techno-tantrums ensue.   Perhaps your friends have told you about their children’s […]

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Is My Child Addicted to Minecraft?

Oct 8, 2014
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“My child’s addicted to Minecraft.”   It’s a common complaint I hear from worried parents, who’ve “lost” their child to Minecraft, a digital, block world.   For some children, Minecraft becomes a complete obsession. It’s all they want to do when they’re awake.  It’s all they talk about when they’re not playing. They watch You […]

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Minecraft for Children: Finding Healthy & Helpful Ways to Use It

Oct 1, 2014
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I’m hearing more and more parents panic about their child’s “obsession” with Minecraft.   “It’s all they want to do and talk about. They want to play it constantly. And if they’re not playing it, they’re watching You Tube clips about it, or reading books or websites about it. They’re completely obsessed.”   And for […]

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