Thursday, April 4, 2013
"Okay...just let me finish this quest"
Balancing our lives is challenging, and it can even be difficult just to balance our forms of recreation. Variety is the spice of life, and doing one thing in excess is bland and unhealthy. When parents moderate the time their children spend on certain activities, they help their children discover the range of experiences this life has to offer. Children will learn the principle of moderation, and eventually be able to decide for themselves that it's time to put down the book and go play tag, or turn off the Wii and draw for a while. It is a good idea to make sure that if children play games online, that those games don't involve long matches or raids that cannot be paused or exited from without heavy social or ranking consequences. It is that kind of game mechanic that leads people to neglect chores and other commitments.