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8 educational video games the whole family can enjoy

As a parent of a teenage boy, there are a few shoot ’em up video games in my house. My ex-wife and I were able to keep him from these kind of games for years, but you can hold off for only so long. Much has been written about the influence of violent video games on the development of teenagers. I’ve written about it as well, noting that games like Minecraft help with educating the mind of a teen, rather than focusing on killing and maiming. I can usually see when it’s getting to be too much with my son. He may become angry or dismissive if I try and talk with him. Sometimes that behavior can be seen early in the game, sometimes after he has been playing for a while. He’s not a violent kid and I get that it’s an outlet, but I usually end his playing time when h...