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Setting Up Your Adult Child for Success in Addiction Recovery

Setting Up Your Adult Child for Success in Addiction Recovery

My son is now twenty-three years old. He’s been in video gaming addiction recovery now for two years. He hasn’t played a video game in twenty-five months. As his parent, I should feel complete relief. But I don’t. There is always an element of terror in the far...

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Bringing Your Phone to the Table: Is this the New Normal?

Bringing Your Phone to the Table: Is this the New Normal?

Do you bring your phone with you to sit down and enjoy a meal with others? Are you checking emails and scrolling through social media while dining with family or friends? Or do you leave your phone completely out of meal time? As someone who speaks on Video Gaming...

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Are Digital Screens Removing Diversity in Your Child’s Life?

Are Digital Screens Removing Diversity in Your Child’s Life?

I recently had an interesting conversation with a dental hygienist about some of the observations she’d made with young patients in her dental office. These sorts of talks happen often and in various places, once someone learns that I am a speaker and advocate for...

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Are Playing Video Games Good for Children?

Are Playing Video Games Good for Children?

At times, it can feel like the entire population is addicted to playing video games. I must remind myself that although nine percent of the world are suffering with this addiction, ninety-one percent are playing for recreation and having no issues. As an author,...

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Looking for Gifts Ideas Not Related to Video Gaming?

Looking for Gifts Ideas Not Related to Video Gaming?

I am involved in an online social media group that helps support parents through some of the frustrations of living with their video gaming addicted child. These excessive gamers are mostly teenage boys and young men. Some families are still unsure as to how to broach...

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The Importance of Community Healing

The Importance of Community Healing

I recently spoke about Video Gaming Addiction at the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Wellness Conference in Niagara Falls. My son, who is now sixteen months into recovery of this disorder spoke, as well. We were both honoured to be asked and trusted to...

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My Next Talk on Video Gaming Disorder Is Free to Attend

My Next Talk on Video Gaming Disorder Is Free to Attend

Is video gaming controlling your child? Are you tired of battling to have your son or daughter stop gaming and start interacting again with family and friends? Are your child's grades, sleep, moods, and general health sliding as a result of too much time in front of...

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Why I Finally Gave Up Video Gaming: A Brother’s Gift

Why I Finally Gave Up Video Gaming: A Brother’s Gift

Last night, after delivering my talk, One More Level: Video Gaming Addiction, I was presented with a question from a parent that I wasn’t exactly sure how to answer. It was an excellent question and I did my best to give an explanation I thought may be close to the...

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Has Technology & Screen Time Become Your Child’s Prison?

Has Technology & Screen Time Become Your Child’s Prison?

As a support person for creating awareness on Video Gaming Disorder, I am part of a Facebook group called Game Quitters Parent Support. This morning one of the moms in this group posted a video of gorillas who had been rescued from years of abuse while living only in...

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