Addiction vs. Fascination

The word “addiction” is sorely overused in our society. Any time someone spends in an inordinate amount of time on something, those who are annoyed by it will call it an “addiction” and proceed to, in one way or another, shame the person. This seems foolish. I believe that addiction…

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The Many Benefits, for Kids, of Playing Video Games

Originally published on PsychologyToday.com at my blog, “Freedom to Learn“. Quite a few¬†parents¬†have asked me, at talks I’ve given, about the advisability of their limiting their kids’ computer play. Others have told me that they do limit their kids’ computer play, or their total daily “screen time,” in a tone…

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