Monday, August 10, 2015

Why I play video games with my kids

Tonight was a fun night with my kids.  Tonight we were able to attend a Minecraft game played on the big screen.  It is hosted by Super League Gaming.  If you ever get the chance to attend this event, I suggest you go for it!  It was so much fun to get together with others.

There were 75 kids at least.  They played together on the server as we watched on the big screen.  There were several free play builds and several hunger game battles.  My daughter and I watched my oldest son play with the other children.  It was so intense.  The children were all excited around us, eating popcorn and competing against another.

For the past few years, I have enjoyed playing games with my children.  I have an account on Roblox, Minecraft, Animal Jam, and Club Penguin.  My daughter has started playing these games with us.  I have learned some of the lingo, like GG.  GG means good game.

One thing that you have to know about these games, you can chat with others.  Roblox is one of the games that cannot monitor bullies.  So many things get said on Roblox that I want to shield my eyes at.  So many parents probably do not realize that their child is saying bad things online to other children.  They bully and tease one another also.  I have told my son to stay away from talking to some of the other children because it can get out of hand quickly.

With that being said, getting involved with my son's gaming allows me to know what is going on.  I also spend time with him doing things that he likes to do but can make sure that he isn't doing things that are bad.  It is important for us to make sure our children are staying out of trouble or not getting bullied.

This is just one way to stay involved with your kids.  There are so many things we parents do with our children that is so important and builds bonds with our kids.  It doesn't matter if you are a stay at home mother or work out of the home.  We all have many ideas on bonding with our children.

Post in the comments ways that you spend time with your children!  There is so much out there and it has made me realize how precious this time is with our children!  I love it and would not trade the world for it!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Starting new adventures!

I have been in school for awhile.  I have been also helping my oldest son through online school.  I must be insane since I will be teaching my daughter online preschool with Upstart through our state.  This will start at the beginning of the school year.

My son's friend has been going through bullying at school.  He will also be starting school with Connections Academy with us next year.  I will have a full plate soon!  But I keep trucking on!

Other things that I have been working on are getting better organized, learning to play the guitar with my kids, genealogy, and wanting to start a YouTube Channel/Vlog.  The organization is slow, but I have been looking at the Konmari Method.  In my house, it is a little harder to organize by type since all my mess is together! My books, hair brushes, make-up, etc. is in one place.  But I have felt better getting rid of things that I don't love.  So it will be interesting to see what can be done with this method!