Bringing awareness to Video Gaming Addiction!

Elaine has years of experience speaking to health care providers, public agencies, mental health forums and schools.

Coaching for Parents

Is video gaming controlling your child?

I can help!

Seeing Through the Cracks + Cyber Sober

Elaine’s moving stories about overcoming addiction with her son, Jake


Elaine is driven to share her knowledge and personal experience. Whether speaking to educators, parents, or front-line workers in schools, mental health forums, or corporate wellness events, Elaine relates to her audience with passion and wisdom.


As a coach, Elaine empowers parents with the information and strategies needed to deal with their child’s compulsive behavior with video gaming / screen addiction. She has learned through her own personal experience helping her son overcome his video gaming addiction.

Cyber Sober Book


Exploring the mind of a video gaming addict, Elaine’s second book guides the reader through the journey of her son’s addictive disorder and recovery. The story unfolds along the nine signs of gaming disorder and the five stages of addiction …

Ask Yourself…

Are you tired of yelling and fighting with your child about their video gaming habits?

Does your child have a meltdown when you ask them to step away from their screen?

Is your child ignoring the signs that they have  a video gaming addiction?

Are you afraid of your child’s behaviour around video gaming?


If you answered YES- Elaine may be able to help you.

Here’s What my Son Had to Say About His Video Gaming Addiction & Recovery

Instead of a lengthy blog, this month, on my thoughts on gaming addiction, I have decided to provide a recent interview my son Jake, gave for a talk for "Mondays on The Couch". This is a discussion format within the Bosch Alumni Network which takes place one Monday...

Why Is My Child Still Playing the Same Video Game Over and Over?

In my work with Gaming Addiction, I often hear parents struggling to understand how their child can continue to play video games in a repetitive manner and not ever get tired of the game.  It seems ridiculous that they spend hours upon hours sitting in front of a...

First Year University Failures; Why Aren’t Some Students Coping?

Many of my coaching families call upon me for help after their young adult child struggles to get through or fails out of their first year of university. They blame their child's video gaming addiction on the outcome of this academic failure.  But is the problematic...