About Author: deshondat

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Hello world my name is DeShonda Thigpen. I am a Managing Editor at GFN Jr. and Community Manager at GFN. I am a Elementary Technology Teacher who holds a Bachelor Degree in English from Northern Illinois University, and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education/Middle School Endousement in History/English from Aurora University. I am a life long learner, and teaching is my passion. I also enjoy video gaming! I enjoy all genres of games.I am a Member of PMS Clan, of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society.

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  • A healthy lifestyle is often the best way to prevent many types of cancer. If children are taught healthy habits at a young age, they will be on the right path to preventing cancer later in life.

    Healthy Kids=Healthy Adults

    A healthy lifestyle is often the best way to prevent many types of cancer. If children are taught healthy habits at a young age, they will be on the right path to preventing cancer later in life.

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  • Video gaming has become a popular activity for people of all ages. Many children and adolescents spend large amounts of time playing them. Video gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry – bringing in more money than movies and DVDs.

    Playing With Violence

    Video gaming has become a popular activity for people of all ages. Many children and adolescents spend large amounts of time playing them. Video gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry – bringing in more money than movies and DVDs.

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  • When my nine-year-old nephew asked for a Kinect® and a Xbox 360 video game console for his birthday this month, he looked at me seriously and said, “Aunt Shonda, I need more exercise.”

    Video Games and Exercising

    When my nine-year-old nephew asked for a Kinect® and a Xbox 360 video game console for his birthday this month, he looked at me seriously and said, “Aunt Shonda, I need more exercise.”

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  • As any parent knows, children love to try and fool you into thinking that whatever their best friend has is completely appropriate for children. The next time your grade school aged child says that he just have to have this certain Wii game (even though it is rated M), try to steer him in a more kid friendly direction.

    Wii Games For Grade School Kids

    As any parent knows, children love to try and fool you into thinking that whatever their best friend has is completely appropriate for children. The next time your grade school aged child says that he just have to have this certain Wii game (even though it is rated M), try to steer him in a more kid friendly direction.

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  • Dance Central 2 is the sequel to what I believed to be the best game available for the Kinect. The first Dance Central brought innovation and a genuine fun-factor to the Xbox 360. Not only that, but it showed that dancing games aren’t just about stepping on directional arrows on a floor mat any more.

    Dance Central 2 Review (360)

    Dance Central 2 is the sequel to what I believed to be the best game available for the Kinect. The first Dance Central brought innovation and a genuine fun-factor to the Xbox 360. Not only that, but it showed that dancing games aren’t just about stepping on directional arrows on a floor mat any more.

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  • The Wii gaming system can help children to get up and get active! This article presents game suggestions for parents.

    Wii Physical Fitness Games For Kids

    The Wii gaming system can help children to get up and get active! This article presents game suggestions for parents.

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  • If your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), video games can be a tricky issue. Kids with ADHD tend to love them; while parents worry that gaming can make a bad condition worse. With their fast pace and tendency toward sensory overload, video games seem sure to exacerbate attention problems, pushing schoolwork and "real life" into the background.

    Can Playing Video Games Improve ADHD?

    If your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), video games can be a tricky issue. Kids with ADHD tend to love them; while parents worry that gaming can make a bad condition worse. With their fast pace and tendency toward sensory overload, video games seem sure to exacerbate attention problems, pushing schoolwork and "real life" into the background.

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  • Many news reports on video games are quite negative, suggesting that the games can lead to any number of bad behaviors, including violence. However, video games can actually have a number of benefits for gifted children, for all children.

    Video Games And Gifted Children

    Many news reports on video games are quite negative, suggesting that the games can lead to any number of bad behaviors, including violence. However, video games can actually have a number of benefits for gifted children, for all children.

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  • Are your kids video game fanatics? You’re not alone. Video games are a favorite hobby among kids today. When kids are young, having them play a video game can be a welcome break for both you and them. But as they get older, particularly the teenage years, their video gaming habits change: They may prefer to play with friends, and may even compete at a higher level with more challenging and edgy content.

    Choosing Video Games For Your Kids

    Are your kids video game fanatics? You’re not alone. Video games are a favorite hobby among kids today. When kids are young, having them play a video game can be a welcome break for both you and them. But as they get older, particularly the teenage years, their video gaming habits change: They may prefer to play with friends, and may even compete at a higher level with more challenging and edgy content.

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  • Video and computer games, like many popular, entertaining and addicting kid activities, are looked down upon by many parents as time-wasters, and worse, parents think that these games rot the brain.

    Video Games And Children: The Positive And Negative Effects

    Video and computer games, like many popular, entertaining and addicting kid activities, are looked down upon by many parents as time-wasters, and worse, parents think that these games rot the brain.

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