Video game addiction: Former Caledon resident talks parenting, prevention

Parenting is an evolution itself, author says, and not an easy one

Caledon Enterprise- June 20/19

Elaine Uskoski was a Caledon resident for 30 years, where she raised her two adult sons. The author and health practitioner battled video game addiction with one of her sons, and now, has written about the experience, and shares it with others to build awareness and prevention. – Matthew Strader

Warning signs for gaming addiction


Context with Lorna Dueck May 31, 2019
Elaine Uskoski ignored the signs of trouble with her son’s gaming problem. But it wasn’t until he went away for university that his addiction became life threatening. She explains the warnings signs and the road to recovery.

The New Family Podcast : Episode 236 – June 3/19

How This Young Man Recovered from Video Game Addiction

Elaine and Jake Uskoski are here to share their experience with Jake’s video game addiction. They’ve started to share their story to help other families learn to identify where enthusiasm for digital play crosses into unhealthy territory and what it takes to come out of it when video games have taken over a young person’s life. Elaine has also written about this candidly in her book, Seeing Through the Cracks.

The New Family Podcast

When video games take over


The World Health Organization now says compulsive gaming qualifies as an addictive behaviour disorder. Your stories, with social worker Lisa Pont of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO

CBC News: The National –  Jun 18, 2018
Gaming disorder is now a disease according to a new draft of the World Health Organization’s new International Classification of Diseases.

#GuelphLIFE – Video Gaming Addiction – Dec. 13, 2018
Elaine Uskoski shares the first part of the personal story of her son’s video gaming addiction. PART 1, 2 and 3

Awakening Within– Host Jill McPherson talks with Elaine Uskoski, author of the book “Seeing Through the Cracks.” The book is a true story about Elaine’s son going through video game addiction for many years.