A Mothers battle to rescue her son from excess gaming
Brenee Brown once said, “Everyone has a story that will break your heart, and if you pay really close attention, everyone has a story that will bring you to your knees.” My guest today shared with me her sons story with gaming addiction that left me speechless and yet his journey to recovery and her fight for him gave me so much hope.
Elaine Uskoski empowers parents with the information and strategies needed to deal with their child’s compulsive behavior with video gaming / screen addiction. She has learned through her own personal experience helping her son overcome his video gaming addiction.
We had such a rich conversation from the role of parents in supporting their child in navigating compulsive gaming use, the different types of gamers to help identify where your child or loved one is and the road to recovery tainted by the lingering and occasional fear of relapse. The question that stuck with me the most from this conversation was when Elaine asked her son, “What do you need?” Often times as humans we are so quick to fix people, offer advice and try rescue them from whatever situation they are in. But if we stop for a moment and meet people in their hurt and pain and instead ask, “what do you need?” we are halfway in solving the problem. Truly enjoyed this one – hope you will too and pass it along!
To connect with Elaine Uskoski through her website for consultation and coaching - https://eyespyhealth.ca/
Elaine Books -
Cyber Sober : A Caregiver's Guide to Video Gaming Addiction
Seeing through the Cracks
INTENTA Digital - https://intenta.digital/
INTENTA is at the forefront of the global conversation on how to address the emerging behavioural digital addiction crisis. Rather than advocating for less technology and digital use, we envision a world where technology supports our shared well-being.