D., associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University.
Video games are a unique form of entertainment because they encourage players to become a part of the game's script. The domestic video game industry brings in nearly $12 billion a year.
Although video games have been available for more than 30 years, today's sophisticated video games require players to pay constant attention to the game. This popular form of media has both positive and negative effects on children.
Hearing about the negative effects of single parenting on kids, from economic hardships to abandonment-related trust issues can feel overwhelming.
But what about the positive effects of being raised by a single parent?
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