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The Denial of Video Gaming Addiction

The Denial of Video Gaming Addiction

Your child is losing weight or perhaps they are gaining weight. They may be failing out or not even attending school. Your child spends hours up at night yelling and screaming at their screen, frustrated with the game that’s not going their way. Or they’re laughing...

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How Has Excessive Video Gaming Stunted my Child’s Maturity?

How Has Excessive Video Gaming Stunted my Child’s Maturity?

Envision, for a moment, the unhealthy behaviours you have noticed with your child who appears to have a problematic or addictive gaming habit.  Are they digging in their heels with rebellion and skirting responsibilities with household chores or with school work, or...

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How Can Fitness Help my Gaming Addicted Child?

How Can Fitness Help my Gaming Addicted Child?

I’m not a gym person. I don’t like working out. I don’t have time for fitness. I don’t know what to do with all those weight machines. I’d rather play video games. These are the types of responses I often hear from my clients, my video gaming disordered teenagers and...

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Screen-Free Holidays Gift Ideas for Kids

Screen-Free Holidays Gift Ideas for Kids

The holiday season is upon us, and many parents are looking for children’s gifts that can create more time offline, and perhaps even provide more family time. An already common dilemma for parents struggling to provide entertainment, that has no relation to video...

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The ADHD Brain and The Addicted Gamer –  Is there a link?

The ADHD Brain and The Addicted Gamer – Is there a link?

As a family coach, I would say that about 90% of my Disordered (Addicted) Gamers I work with also have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).  The primary characteristics of someone with ADHD are inattention, impulsivity, and for some, hyperactivity. Often...

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The Thin Line Between Passion and Addiction in Video Gaming

The Thin Line Between Passion and Addiction in Video Gaming

I started playing video games at age seven. Since then, I have accumulated over 20,000 hours of gaming for over 20 years. My Gaming journey has started due to my love of Pokémon. The Pokémon games fulfilled the needs of my competitive nature. At age ten, I fell in...

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Having Meals Together as a Family; Why is it Essential?

Having Meals Together as a Family; Why is it Essential?

Do you struggle to get your gamer child to stop playing video games long enough to come to the table to have meals with you? Does your gamer eat as fast as possible with you, only to immediately dash back to their video game and online friends? Does your gamer insist...

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