What gaming teaches kids (better than any school or parents ever could)

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screen time is dangerous”

I think it is time we put this one to bed.

Here is a list of things that I believe gaming teaches kids:

  • If you are facing new challenges and obstacles, then you’re going the right way.
  • No one blames you if you have to check the map.
  • Always come prepared.
  • Everyone is worth talking to.
  • Even if you don’t get money for something, you always get experience.
  • The places that are hardest to get to always have the best rewards.
  • The best way to become someones friend is to actually talk to them.
  • If you want to be someones friend faster, also give them food.
  • Don’t hold on to too much crap. You’ll fill up your inventory.
  • Don’t be deterred if a challenge was too much for you. go back, level up, increase your skill and try again.
  • You don’t learn anything if you get someone else to do it for you.
  • Don’t feel like you have to plough through the main story. The best content is sometimes in the side quests.
  • If you tried and failed 30 times, you probably missing something. Go back and look around.
  • Never judge someone skills solely on their achievements. You don’t know how they got them.
  • When you succeed after multiple failures you feel so much more accomplished.
  • Take full advantage of character customization.
  • Decisions rarely only affect you. Please choose wisely.
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