Ever feel like you're the victim of the digital divide? You know, that one where your kids know more about what's going on than you do? Here are 6 sure-fire ways to bridge the gap.
1. Visit an online social networking site. If you have young kids, check out Club Penguin (or the soon-to-be-released Kung Fu Panda game). See what the fuss is all about. Embrace your kids' enthusiasm, but educate yourself about what goes on. Get a Facebook or MySpace page. Ask your kids to show you their pages.
2. Play a video game with your kid. Not one of the really gross ones -- try one of the Guitar Hero games or Beatles Rock Band. Or play a sports game on the Wii, or pass a football with Madden. The best way to keep kids away from violent games is to help them enjoy time with you without having to maim a living soul.
3. Download something your kids will like. Pick a song they've never heard. Then ask them to play something for you that you've never heard. Put in your two cents afterward.
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