14 September 2011

Geeky parenting, or, encouraging your kids' passions (including video games)

Babble Voices: The Accidental Expert

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of speaking at PAX Prime, an outrageously popular gaming conference in Seattle, WA. The topic: Geek Parenting. Why Rael and I were invited to be on this panel I HAVE NO IDEA. Ahem.

It was a wonderful and eye-opening experience. There's so much I could say about the talk and the conference, but in my latest Babble Voices post, I decided to focus on one theme that kept emerging: getting behind your kids' passions, even when they don't reflect your own.

Read the full post: The Accidental Expert: Encouraging your kid's passions, even when they're video games

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I absolutely agree. As parents, we should support our children's passion. However, there should be a line set. Parents should support hobbies and passion that are essential for their growth and development but not those that will cause them harm.

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