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Joyce Van Andel, MSW/RSW

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How to Help Children and Youth with Video Game Addiction

Posted on 13 July, 2019 at 14:20 Comments comments (2)

“Mom, I’m so stressed! I can’t stop. I can’t take it anymore. I hate my life!” were the words uttered by a 13-year-old male after his parents confronted him about the amount of time he spent playing his favorite video game. His parents attempted to set limits on his gaming after they noticed he was becoming more irritable, was spending less time with family and friends, and had lost interest in activities he previously enjoyed.

It’s no surprise that t...

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