We like to play on our computers as much as anyone. But during the holidays, solitary screen time squanders the chance to play with siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins and friends who are also on vacation. Taking a break from work can also mean a chance to recharge without being tethered to our computers.
Ah, it’s the holidays: a time for giving, but also a time for getting. If you’re a parent, you might be wondering if all this “stuff” you’ve been buying is making your child happier—or greedier. At the very least, you’d probably like your child to be happy with what he’s getting.
Parents and caregivers today may be overwhelmed by the number of possible gifts for children that promise to increase a child’s intelligence or physical development. Mass marketing often controls what is available in the market, and not every well-marketed toy is appropriate for your child.