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Assistive Tech in Video Games is Great for Both the Disabled and Children
3 months ago

Assistive Tech in Video Games is Great for Both the Disabled and Children

(Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Ambassador and was provided one or more products mentioned in this article, but not for the purpose of this article. Words, opinions and ideas are mine.)

When we were kids, games were unforgiving and brutal. They taught us lessons about persistence and adaptation, but they also only catered to able-bodied people with lightning quick reflexes.

These days, games are different. One of the biggest criticisms I hear is that games are “soft” – that they’re not as punishing on folks and that some of the modes and options actually make games too easy. Well, I think some of these technologies and options are great.

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Free Comic Book Day: Tips for Parents Bringing Kids
4 months ago

Free Comic Book Day: Tips for Parents Bringing Kids

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday and I’m super excited to bring my son and see which comics we come home with! In my years going to Free Comic Book Day, I’ve come up with a couple of tips – most of these for parents, but great for anyone attending that day.

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Shout-Out to General Mills: the Cheerios Dancing Dads Commercial
6 months ago

Shout-Out to General Mills: the Cheerios Dancing Dads Commercial

Have you caught the “Dancing Dads” Honey Nut Cheerios spot? It’s the dancing dad commercial we all wanted last year when General Mills and Saatchi & Saatchi put out the fatherless “Dancing Families” spot.

But when you got it you got it, and “Dancing Dads” got it.

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Dadvertising: Great Fathers and Big Feels From Angel Soft
7 months ago

Dadvertising: Great Fathers and Big Feels From Angel Soft

Have you ever gotten a case of the feels while watching a toilet paper commercial? Angel Soft’s new commercials want just that – and feature dads prominently in the mix.

Angel Soft, a Georgia-Pacific brand, partnered with Deutsch to drop the toilet-paper-typical “your fingers won’t break through this one” sentiment and instead use the tagline, “Be soft. Be strong.” Emotions. Character. Agency. Frankly, people have never had a product they use on their winkers be so emotionally supportive.

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Make a Family Holiday Get-Together “Bug-Out Bag”
8 months ago

Make a Family Holiday Get-Together “Bug-Out Bag”

So you’re at your folk’s house for Christmas or Hanukkah and you guys all finished opening presents and now are moving into the coffee-and-relax portion of the night. But people are excited to play with their new stuff, and it’s not that easy. It’s never that easy. Especially if your kid is the one hammering you to get their new toy operational.

“Bug-out bags” are kits people make to survive in the wilderness for a couple of days. They have little items you need to survive the elements, and if there’s one element you need to survive for the next week, it’s holiday family gift exchanges. Also, bear attacks.

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The Hack That Will Win You the #CheerioChallenge
1 year ago

The Hack That Will Win You the #CheerioChallenge

The internet is aflame with the Cheerio Challenge, a game where dads have been stacking Cheerios on their sleeping babies’ heads. There’s a zero percent change you haven’t seen this, because the story’s been covered by The Huffington Post, The TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, Mashable, and it’s appeared on Facebook‘s trending stories.

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My Son Wears His Halloween Costume to See the Easter Bunny Every Year
1 year ago

My Son Wears His Halloween Costume to See the Easter Bunny Every Year

As we wait in line to see the Easter Bunny, the reactions to my son are varied: some parents (especially those with new babies) just don’t get it. Parents of older kids chuckle and smile, point while they think we’re not looking, and when I do make eye contact, they smile and give me the knowing-dad-nod. Sometimes they walk by my son and say “cool!” Kids in line tug at their moms’ dresses and wonder why they’re in their Sunday’s best and my son is dressed like Wolverine. 

As another little boy walks by and stares, my six year old says in a gravely voice, “happy Easter, bub.

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All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition
2 years ago

All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition

Here at 8BitDad we care about parents. We want parents to know the most effective ways to parent their children, and so we’ve compiled a list of all of …
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