Media Moment: How I Lost My Patience

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As I enter my 20’s, I’m beginning to look internally to explore opportunities for self-growth. This can be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, especially when forced to come to terms with some of my shortcomings. But at the same time, it seems beneficial to develop a sense of awareness, so that I can begin to… Read more »

Media Moment: Rated F for Family

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Walking into the premier of Incredibles 2, with our favorite candies hidden beneath our sweatshirts, my brothers, Colin and Brendan, and I could hardly contain our excitement. We were only seven, five and two years old when the original Incredibles premiered, but we’d watched it enough times on DVD to know almost every word. Now,… Read more »

I’m concerned about my 21-year-old making wooden guns for her cosplay costume based on a violent video game character – what should I do?

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Q: My 21-year-old daughter and her 26-year-old boyfriend are making wooden replica guns and other weapon accessories for a cos-play convention based on the action video game, “Fallout 4”. I expressed my concerns about these games and how they can affect young peoples’ behavior and views on violence. My daughter’s response – of course – was… Read more »

Media Moment: So Your Child Wants To Go To A Video Game Convention

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Wesley Sanders, a post-doctoral fellow at the Boston VA Healthcare System and clinical psychology research affiliate of Boston University, shares how parents can better understand kids’ gaming interests and learn ways to support their children’s healthy media use by attending video game conventions with them. These… Read more »

Media Moment: Taking a Look in the Mirror

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Anna Miller, the Media Coordinator at the Center for Young Women’s Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, shares how her interpretation of Dave Egger’s book, The Circle helped her set goals for using media more mindfully. These stories are meant to help create a village square of… Read more »