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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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Parenting Through Video Gaming Disorder

Parenting Through Video Gaming Disorder

When I decided I wanted to become a mother it was important to me to be both committed and ready to do the work that was required to be the best parent I could be. Unlike applying for a job, no one was holding me accountable or interviewing me to see if I was a good...

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Eye Contact: Is the Internet Removing Your Ability to See?

Eye Contact: Is the Internet Removing Your Ability to See?

Do you ever question just how much one-on-one, in-person contact you now have in your life since the induction and growth of technology? Or have you been seduced by this age of instant gratification and ease at which we can now communicate with others, anywhere in the...

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I’m Not Brave; I’m Meeting a Social Obligation

I’m Not Brave; I’m Meeting a Social Obligation

“You’re so brave for publishing your book and sharing your personal story.” “You’re so courageous for speaking publicly about your family’s story.” “You’re brave for your candid story-telling.” These are statements I am hearing a lot from others since I decided, over...

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My Child’s Video Gaming Addiction Is Stronger Than Me

My Child’s Video Gaming Addiction Is Stronger Than Me

Lately I have been hearing from a lot of parents who are deeply concerned about their child’s Video Gaming Addiction. They know they need to do something to support some kind of recovery process for their child, but they are also afraid of...

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The S.O.S. of Video Gaming Addiction

The S.O.S. of Video Gaming Addiction

I was visiting my old neighbourhood recently. I had lunch with a friend and then I had a hair salon appointment to attend to. While having my colour done (yes, to cover up those grays), my hair stylist exclaims that my ears must have been ringing the week before. I...

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Are Video Games Controlling Your Child?

Are Video Games Controlling Your Child?

I had an insightful experience while visiting one of my favorite coffee shops this morning. I had just finished my morning walk with a friend, and then crossed the road to get myself a decaf Americano. I entered the door and was greeted by the gleeful expression of a...

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February Blah-g

February Blah-g

Well, it’s now February and we’re deep into winter; it’s still cold, it’s gray and damp, and many are fed up with it. Although it’s the month of love, many people are not feeling warm and bubbly inside. January in southern Ontario brought us a record number of...

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My Book is Now Published Online

My Book is Now Published Online

It has been quite some time since I have created a blog post. 2016 was quite a hectic year for many, including myself. I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year; all the best for a healthy 2017. At the end of 2016 I released my book, Seeing Through the Cracks, on...

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