At some point in a child’s development, she stops thinking it is fun to hang out with her parents. This is natural and an important step in her independence. What replaces that family community is up to you. Will she spend her days at the mall, or online? Will she spend it with people who help her grow or people who help her hide? Of course there are tons of productive groups and activities for girls. And for a certain sort of child, the quiet, studious type, there is gaming.

Playing games is something that most kids enjoy. The question is what sort of gaming community is she involved with? You hear horror stories about online gaming communities and the bad things that happen there. Those things can happen anywhere, so don’t shy away from games as a healthy outlet for your child. If your girl wants to play an online game like World of Warcraft, the key is to play with her.

For building life skills, however, there is nothing to compare to face-to-face role playing games. Your child learns communication skills, patience, strategy and cooperation. She will แทงบอลออนไลน์ learn to read spread sheets and maps and decipher code. As she gets to know her fellow gamers, she will develop people skills, like listening and coaching. As the game progresses she will discover her own abilities to prioritize, plan and present ideas.

Most role playing games (RPG for short) use props to help tell the story. If your daughter is at all craft-minded, this will simply be another outlet for her drawing, sewing or modeling. Legos are a common prop in RPG campaigns. There are not many Legos for girls out there and the ones that are, are very stereotypical. But let your imagination soar — all Legos are for girls, if you think about it the right way. Save the princess becomes The princess saves the day.

Buy your daughter some Lego bricks or a set of Castle Legos, if she’s a fan of Lord of the Rings, for instance or Star Wars Legos. And watch her imagination open up. She may find that she wants to create her own RPG campaign and tell her own story for other gamers. The creative possibilities are limitless.

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