Video Game Addiction

Why Are Some Young Adults Failing To Launch

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Couples & Family, Motivation, Video Game Addiction | 0 comments

Why Are Some Young Adults Failing To Launch

Why Are Some Young Adults Failing To Launch As Seen in Anton News Health Living Section August 22nd – August 28th, 2018   Many young people today are having difficulties transitioning from adolescence to the self-sufficiency and responsibilities of adulthood. Parents of these children who have failed-to-launch (FTL) feel both emotionally and financially drained because their children seemingly have little motivation to move through life. Their kids feel ashamed and isolated while they are often criticized for being overindulgent and weak.   Young adults today have grown up in...

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Is Your Child Addicted To Fortnight?

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Publications, Video Game Addiction | 0 comments

Is Your Child Addicted To Fortnight?

Is Your Child Addicted To Fortnite? As Seen In Anton News Healthy Living Section May 9 – May 15, 2018 Many parents have expressed an ongoing concern that their child plays video games too often. They worry that this obsessive gameplay has not only affected their schoolwork but their ability to socialize with others in the physical, non-virtual, world. Fewer children seem interested in congregating at a friend’s house or riding a bicycle and their parents are worried about how this will affect their future. It was against this already troubled backdrop that Fortnite: Battle Royale...

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Addressing Concerns Over Video Games

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Video Game Addiction | 0 comments

Addressing Concerns Over Video Games

(As Seen In Anton Publications Week of February 25 – March 3, 2015)           As video game developers produce increasingly advanced and stimulating games, the reality of chores, homework and an annoying younger sibling remains drearily the same. How could the disappointment of being picked last at recess compare with leading Lebron James to a championship victory? How could table conversation at dinner compare with the thrill of defeating a dragon single-handedly with a dagger? As parents, we encourage our children to dream, but at what point should we be concerned?             The...

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Risk Factors For Video Game Addiction

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Video Game Addiction | 0 comments

Risk Factors For Video Game Addiction

How do we know if someone we care about is more susceptible to becoming addicted to video game use?  There is no one answer. However, certain personality traits, psychological conditions and family situations that can become risk factors for gamers to develop an addiction.  Among others these risk factors include: low self-esteem; difficulty with social relationships; intelligence and highly-developed imaginations; a need for status or recognition; and history of family addiction. Low Self-Esteem Individuals who possess low self-esteem are more likely to develop an addiction to video games....

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