S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster recently urged consumers to check the Entertainment Software Rating Board ratings before buying computer or video games.
"The ESRB rating system is a great tool that parents can use to ensure that their children are playing games that are age-appropriate," says McMaster. "I ask all parents to look at the ESRB rating when purchasing video games for their children."
The ESRB ratings have symbols that suggest age appropriateness and content descriptors that indicate elements of concern. Visit esrb.org.
The traditional stocking is one of the best parts of Christmas morning. Just as fun as discovering your own stocking is the opportunity to create the perfect one for friends and family. Here are some tips:
-- Stock up when favorite items are on sale.
-- Create a stocking theme that matches the receiver's personality or interests.
-- Every year, fill a stocking with a collector's item the receiver would appreciate, such as a limited baseball card or bracelet charm.
Think like a child
Grown-ups should view things from their children's perspectives:
-- Make a list of what must get done and keep expectations realistic about anything else.
-- If you bring your children with you when you shop, try to work around their schedule.
-- Buy gifts for the child, not parent. Children may not be ready for toys from your childhood.
-- Getting a child's picture taken with Santa can be terrifying. If it's not working out, try later.