Parenting Young Gamers Workshop

“From habit to hobby”

The Parenting Young Gamers (PYG)Workshop is aimed at parents of children in primary school. We can prevent excessive gaming habits from taking root if the strategies we have in place have more depth than mere abstinence. The program is based on the 6 week online resource which is theirs to keep so they can refer to it at any time.  By taking families through the process, they can build a better understanding of all the positive and negative impacts video games can potential have on their child's life.

The Aim Of PYG:

  • Insight into the culture and psychology of video games, and understanding the variety of motivations to play casually or play to excess.
  • Insight into our gamer’s core mental health and resilience and how to access help if needed.
  • Sustainable gaming strategies that result in a win-win contract for the family.
  • Strategies to help gamers use their gaming time wisely to "get gud" without overplaying.

Workshop 1:

May 6th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Workshop 2:

May 20th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Highett Neighbourhood Community House, 2 Livingston St, Highett


      "The GameAware program educates both gamers and parents on the benefits (mastering an activity/ community engagement) and pitfalls of gaming (work-like addiction / disengagement with "real-life'). Our family has benefited from the GameAware program as we were able to develop a strategy to curb our son's excessive gaming, that is flexible, manageable and ongoing. With a welcoming approach, Andrew has developed a program that young adults understand, respect and find success with. If your children have a gaming addiction OR if you think they may develop a gaming addiction, look no further - your answer is here. Thank you very much Andrew. " - Parent

      "An amazing program that produces results. The program hits a nerve with my boy who took on board all the teachings and acted on them. I had been trying for years to get him up and active and off the computer but it took this program to actually do it. I still don't know how. The facilitator is a kid whisperer." - Parent

      "The program has been very helpful in making me aware of my own behaviours as a parent and the fact I don't push my son to be responsible for his actions. Ultimately change comes from within and he needs to be the one to regulate his behaviour.As a teacher myself, I have found that I even change the way I speak to students in class when they don't do the right thing. I'm feeling better prepared to help my sons move forward." - Parent

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