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A Story Worth Telling

A Story Worth Telling

As I get closer to publishing my second book, Cyber Sober; A Caregiver's Guide to Video Gaming Addiction, I thought I'd share my Preface. Although this book is far more extensive than my first book, and contains research, interviews with my addiction-recovering son,...

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What Comes After Video Gaming?

What Comes After Video Gaming?

It's important to share this hopeful and inspiring message about a powerful realization that followed a successful detox from video gaming. Sometimes it is in leaving behind something we believe is vital, for a period of time, that we recognize just how insignificant...

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Screen-free Holidays Gift Ideas for Kids

Screen-free Holidays Gift Ideas for Kids

2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s restrictions has brought new challenges for families with children who are active and enjoy participating in sports and recreation outside of their home. These restrictions limit their time with teammates and friends and that is...

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Video Gaming Addiction and Harm Reduction

Video Gaming Addiction and Harm Reduction

    We are now more than half a year into the COVID19 pandemic, and as a result of isolation and social distancing there has been a rise in the number of hours that individuals are playing video games. In a recent independent market research company (IPSOS) poll, the...

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COVID19 Summer Activities that Are Screen-Free

COVID19 Summer Activities that Are Screen-Free

     During this COVID19 pandemic, screen time and digital devices use has increased greatly for children as they have been required to go online to complete their school studies. Many parents were also required to work from home, if they weren’t already doing this,...

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How Do I Know If My Child Is addicted to Video Gaming?

How Do I Know If My Child Is addicted to Video Gaming?

This is a difficult time for many as we self isolate through the COVID19 pandemic. I am using this time at home to write my second book. My son has graciously agreed to participate in recorded interviews with me, answering many questions. The first half of my book, I...

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Why Is My Compulsive Video Gamer Resistant to School Learning?

Why Is My Compulsive Video Gamer Resistant to School Learning?

I was an overly involved parent with my sons. My second born required more advocacy from me, especially with school, than my first born did. While my eldest son thrived in a school environment, for the most part, my youngest son struggled and was miserable for much of...

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Unplugged: A Change Is As Good As A Rest

Unplugged: A Change Is As Good As A Rest

I recently spent a week in the Caribbean at a resort. I had planned, before leaving on this trip, that I would unplug from the internet and be present in every moment of my vacation. I didn’t post a check in at the airport to let others know where I was going and I...

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