As a teacher, you get a rare look into the lives of teenagers. In the past few years, I’ve noticed the absolutely huge increase in the amount of online gaming among teenage boys, as well as some girls. The average gaming time for a teenage boy is 2 to 2.5 hours per day. Some play much more than that, approaching 40 hours per week or more. That doesn’t even include any of the other screen time where they may be watching their favourite pro gamers on YouTube or Twitch like an NBA fan might follow Kobe Bryant.
If you’re one of many families who are stressed around the excessive gaming in your home, there’s something you can do about it. By working the strategies in the GameAware Families 6 week online program, you can manage or prevent a video game addiction with my non-biased approach toward online gaming. If our gamer is playing around 2 hours or more every single day, it’s time to have a conversation and figure out if there is a negative impact from that gaming. I do my best to redefine the role of this awesome form of entertainment into something that even gamers agree is a better way to play. That way, our conversation isn’t really about setting strict rules, but about learning to self-regulate. If you want a sustainable solution, they have to be able to put the brakes on for themselves and learn to game intelligently.
This program guides you though the process of reducing excessive gaming step by step. Playing games is one of the most engaging forms of entertainment out there. Some games are absolutely brilliant, some not. You’ll find that once you learn more about gaming culture and what our gamer is getting out of playing, you’ll have a much better understanding of why they play, and what it’s going to take to re-frame the way the family looks at games. Cutting back on a gaming habit is a big step to improving mental health and getting things back on track. Each week, you will learn more and more about what’s going on in our gamer’s head and you’ll be empowered with 10 strategies that work hand in hand to bring back the balance and cut the gaming time in half (or better).
Are you ready for a change?