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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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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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