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Minecraft For Dummies by Jesse Stay

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Chapter 17

Understanding What Every Parent Needs to Know about Minecraft

In This Chapter

arrow Teaching with Minecraft

arrow Understanding ways to keep kids safe while playing Minecraft

arrow Learning proper Minecraft etiquette

arrow Playing with children

This chapter was written entirely by Jesse, Thomas’s dad and someone who’s familiar with the concerns of parenting a Minecraft “Steve!” (the character name everyone assumes when they play Minecraft).

If you’re a parent, you may have jumped directly to this chapter. In fact, it would have been my first choice, too. Your kids are likely avid Minecraft players who try to play the game every chance they get. “Mom, can I use your iPad?” is an often-heard call in our home. Or “Dad, can you log in to the PC for us?” You’re probably trying to figure out why they’re so enamored by the game and whether playing is good for them.

In this chapter, I hope to put your mind at ease by sharing what we’ve done in our family of seven kids, whose ages range from newborn to ...

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