17 February 2011

Dad, it’s okay to play video games – just include your daughter!

It’s a cause to celebrate! Especially for dad’s who still play or want to play video games.  After years of research indicating that video gaming has negative influence on an individual, Brigham Young University researchers have found a positive in video gaming.  It is a daddy-daughter thing.

In a study of boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16, the researchers found that girls who played with a parent had positive outcomes.  The girls that played with a parent overall behaved better, felt a greater connection to family, had stronger resiliency, and less likely to be depressed or anxious. These positive outcomes were only seen when playing age appropriate games

Read the rest of the article at Notes on Parenting.