Parenting 101: Pleasing A Gamer Teen

Gamers have also had to deal with a bad reputation. Thankfully, countless experts and parenting counsellors have since agreed that gaming is not only a hobby, but it can also become a positive force in the development of essential skills. The idea that video games are responsible for everyday violence is not only an unjustified cliché, but it is also predominantly unproven. More often than not, children who grow up playing games – as long as the games are suitable for their age – are more likely to enhance their problem-solving skills, creativity, coordination, and stress reliance. All-in-one, these are pretty useful skills to have. Therefore, most parents embrace the idea that their teenage child enjoys video games – rather than fight it.

So, what are you to do when you’re trying to please your gaming teen? Here are a few ideas to enhance their game routine.

Gaming is a social experience

Comfort makes a difference

Is a birthday coming and you’re still struggling to find decent ideas? Typically, tapping into their gaming interest can be a real game changer, especially if grandparents have asked you for tips. While you may not be confident in their ability to find a suitable game for your teen, you can certainly trust them with the matter of comfort. Gamers can develop soreness in their wrists, back and neck if they play in an uncomfortable position – which could be the case if the game console is in their bedroom with no ergonomic setting, for instance. It’s worth investing in a gaming chair – and more importantly, gaming chairs are a thing on the market; therefore, they are easy to find even for the most inexperienced gaming gift makers.

Stepping out of your tech comfort zone confidently

It is difficult when you don’t have a robust gaming experience to pick a tech present for your teen. Ultimately, if you want to give them something there will appreciate, such as a device that enhances their perception of the game, you need to understand what gaming headsets is about. Indeed, it can be tricky to pick the best gadget when you know nothing about its connectivity, features and overall comfort. Here’s a tip that will transform your approach: Forget the shop assistant and ask a community of gamers what they think – or check their reviews online.

Keep yourself informed about the latest trends

Last but not least, sometimes the best present you can give is to share their interest. Gaming is not the solitary hobby that the media made it to be. It’s an experience enthusiastic gamers are keen to share, either with other players online or with relatives and friends. Reading about the latest trends and expected games only takes a handful of minutes, but it can significantly transform your relationship. Alternatively, you can sit down with them and share the experience of the game. Even as a spectator, many games are beautifully designed, which makes them enjoyable not only to play but also to watch. Nier: Automata, for instance, is one of those games that come with a complex narrative, guaranteed to keep both of you satisfied.

In conclusion, there is no reason why video games should remain an isolated and misunderstood hobby. As a non-gaming relative, you can still find many ways to connect, either through helping your teen to create a cosy gaming environment or by joining them in their passion.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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Father’s Day 2019 Canvas Factory Giveaway!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching (like super fast) and we all know dad can be difficult to buy for. Gadgets are always a good idea but sometimes they don’t last, they get outdated, and end up in a drawer somewhere just collecting dust. So this year, let me offer up a new idea of purchasing dad a beautiful canvas photo from Canvas Factory! These canvas’ are easy to design with the photos you already take with your phone. There’s nothing more special than a personalized gift like a Canvas Factory print capturing those wonderful memories.

Stuck on what to choose? Here is an idea for a canvas if you’re stuck figuring out which photo to choose, you don’t have to use a photo of the family!!! Have the kids paint or draw a beautiful picture or a message, scan or take a photo of that and use that for your canvas and voila you now have an even more creative gift for dad!

Canvas Factory prints are very high quality, affordable, look great on the wall, and are easy to design!!!

WIN YOUR OWN CANVAS FACTORY PRINT FOR DAD!

To win your own canvas print from Canvas Factory you have to like St. Louis Dad and Canvas Factory on Facebook and comment on this blog post below to tell me what your idea would be for your print at Canvas Factory. I will randomly select a winner on Monday, June 10th, 2019. So be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you! If the winner does not contact me in 24 hours I will select a new winner. Giveaway only available to U.S. and Canadian residents. No purchase necessary, like and comment to win!

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This post and giveaway is sponsored by Canvas Factory. Check out Canvas Factory‘s website for more ideas for even more incredible Canvas Factory ideas.

 

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Risk & Reward: Choosing The Smart Way To Play With Money

There are loads of ways to lose money in the modern world. You can put savings in the wrong place, invest in the wrong businesses, or simply lose it all to games which should be for fun, and this makes it hard for a huge portion of the world’s population to keep ahold of their hard earned cash. Of course, in reality, you have control over this part of your life, but this doesn’t always make it easy to go down the right path. To help you out with this, this post will be focusing on gambling, and the methods which can be used to maximize your chances in the games you play, while also limiting the risk you face.

Do Some Research

It’s likely that you’ll be playing the games you choose online, as this is the easiest way to handle this sort of entertainment, nowadays. Thanks to the size and scope of the web, it’s incredibly easy to learn about your gambling options with just a couple of searches. As you go through this process, it’s worth putting together a spreadsheet or document with all of the important features to find so that you can compare the different websites you have available. This will take some time, but will be well worth it once you’re able to find something you really like.

Check The Odds

Once you have a list of the sites and games you’d like to try, it will be time to start checking the odds. This is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re evaluating risk and reward, as it will tell you exactly how likely you are to win each game. In most cases, games with better odds will also come with more risk, and this means that you could win a lot or lose a lot depending on the way the game goes. There are other factors at play here, too, though.

The lotteries which are played across the US are enjoyed by millions of people. Since they opened the doors to international people playing, the amount of players has shot right up, and this lowers your odds of winning a lot from a game. UK lottery draws tend to have smaller prizes up for grabs, but will have far less people playing them, increasing the odds that you’ll win each time you buy a ticket. There are loads of sites around the web which can help you to find ways to play games overseas.

Compare The Prize And Buy-In

Without an initial transaction, gambling would be pointless, and this means that you will always have to spend some money to get involved with this sort of entertainment. In some cases, the buy-in for a game will be anywhere as much as $100. The prize you will win from a game like this will also be higher, with most casino websites giving you an idea of how much you could win before you start a game. You have to do some maths to make sure that this is worth it, though.

For example, if you wanted to play a game with a $30 buy-in and $3,000 prize pool, it would be worth putting it side by side with something a little smaller. $3,000 is 100 times more than $30. In a game which costs $2 to join and has a $2000 prize, though, you would stand to make 1000 times the money you put into it. While this is a basic example, it can give you an idea of the work you’ll have to do to make sure that your gambling is worth it.

Read Online Advice

As services like casino websites and lottery platforms start to pop up, you usually find a wave of blogs, forums, and other community websites which surround the field. People share information in these places, and this information can often be enough to save you a lot of money, especially with these services often being very complicated. Of course, though, you have to double check the resources you look at to make sure that they are worthwhile.

A lot of people find themselves struggling to stop spending money on gambling when they get hooked. If you find yourself in this position, it’s worth seeking immediate support, as it doesn’t take long for significant debt to build up when you are losing games. There are loads of companies which can help with this, and a lot of doctors are happy to discuss these concerns with their patients. You may have to pay for proper support, but this will be cheaper than losing money to the games.

Limiting Yourself

Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about the limits you impose on this sort of activity. You need to have a budget in place to make sure that you don’t overspend, and there are loads of modern tools which can help with this sort of objective. Smartphone apps are best for this, with budgeting and financial control software available from loads of different developers. As time goes on, it will be get easier to reach a natural limit when you’re gambling.

Along with putting limits in place, it’s also important to remember why you play in the first place; for fun. Fighting to make up for loses only to lose more won’t feel good, and this defeats the object of doing it at all. Losing is always a good place to finish a game, as it won’t make you feel like you’re on a streak, and will leave you feeling less excited to play the game as time goes on.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to start taking a smart approach to gambling. A lot of people struggle with this sort of fun, finding it hard to stop when they’re losing money. The laws of chance don’t stack up, though, and your chances of winning each round of a game remain the same no matter how many times you play.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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AmericanTrucks’ Cover Up Giveaway!

What’s better than winning a bed cover for your truck? How about winning a bed cover for your truck and 4 of your friends’? Can you say, “Hashtag Winning”?

Don’t have five friends? Keep ‘em for yourself—that’s like a different cover for your truck to wear every day of the work week.

For the month of June, visit AmericanTrucks’ bed cover page and enter their ‘Cover Up Giveaway’ daily for your chance to win up to 5 bed covers—a value of up to $5000!

Enter daily here: https://www.americantrucks.com/truck-bed-covers.html

PAOLI, Pa. (June 5th, 2019) – At AmericanTrucks (AT), we love our customers and our customers love their trucks. A recent survey of our “truckstomers” revealed that bed covers, AKA tonneau covers, are one of the most popular product categories on AT’s site. With their popularity, and AT’s massive selection of bed cover styles, the time is here to announce a product giveaway featuring truck bed covers for the month of June 2019.

AT’s “Cover UP” giveaway isn’t just giving away a single product and calling it a day—NO WAY! By visiting AT’s truck bed covers page and entering, you could have the chance to win a bed cover for yourself as well as 4 of your truck-owning friends! Don’t have any friends? Keep them all for yourself—a value of up to $5000! Visit the entry form on AT’s bed cover page for the official rules and be sure to enter daily for your best chance to take home the grand prize!
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