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April 26, 2013

In tragedy aftermath, watch for anxiety

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And as with any gaming system, I have concerns that it can be addictive. It’s best for parents to access resources such as CommonsenseMedia.com to learn more about “Minecraft” (http://goo.gl/VCjvJ, http://goo.gl/znaja).

Parenting tip: Know about “Minecraft” and other games. Allow your children to play online only when you can supervise, and know who’s on their server. Limit the number of hours they play. Like any addictive Internet or video game, too much “Minecraft” can create an increasingly negative attitude and behavior in your child. So set limits.

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Dr. Kate Roberts is a psychologist and parent coach; her focus is helping parents help their children. Direct your questions to www.drkateroberts.com or https://www.facebook.com/Dr.KateRoberts, or follow her on Twitter @DrKateParenting.

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