Gaming Addiction Help for Teens From Louisiana

Gaming Addiction Help for Louisiana Teens

Louisiana families seek our video game disorder help center because of our unique ability to adapt to the academic curriculum for Louisiana campers.  Our video game disorder help center helps gamers develop the internal drive and motivation to focus on academics- not the latest video game. video game disorder help

Instead of devoting energy to “real-world” activities and pursuits, teens needing video game disorder help will spend most of his or her time playing games. If your teen has developed a need for video game disorder help, it’s most likely they have prioritized gaming accomplishments over all other activities such as spending time with friends and family, school achievement, work performance, and interpersonal relationships.

Video game disorder help is not a simple as taking away the student’s video game system.  Screens are everywhere, and many parents come to us with stories of how their student has been able to bypass whatever safeguards they put of.  Using a harm reduction approach, Camp Pocono Trails campers become enlightened as to the habit-forming qualities of video games and social media, in addition to how exposure to different types of online media can change your perceptions of violence or gender roles.

We Help Transfer Online Success to Offline Success for Louisiana Teens

Many parents seeking video game disorder help for teens report that limiting screen time is very difficult to accomplish. It™s easy to get locked into a pattern of policing electronics. The problem with a policing strategy is that it does nothing to help the child learn how to manage electronic use independently.  If your child is headed to college or independent living soon without the ability to manage their screen activity, you should intervene as soon as possible.

Video game disorder help is uncharted territory for most parents.  Parents today are tasked with raising the very first generation of teenagers immersed in a world of technology.  Screens are everywhere- teens bring internet-connected smartphones to school and often have access to games on the bus, in class, in the lunchroom, and back home again until mom or dad return from work.  For most families, gaming addiction is an issue that requires high levels of intervention.

Teens with video game disorders, especially those in emotional pain, don™t need fixing; they need to grow emotionally.  Parents and teens can become deadlocked in a disagreement about video game use. This is where Camp Pocono Trails can help. We give the teen a format to reinvent themselves in a nonjudgmental, supportive atmosphere with other former gamers. In our supportive environment, we can provide the structure for emotional growth and help teach practical life skills the teen will need when they reach independence.

 

Video Game Disorder: First Steps for Louisiana Families.

The first step for Louisiana families is to sit down with your teenager and discuss your concerns. Our Pennsylvania based facility can help plan your family intervention.  Don™t criticize or blame. Simply express your concern and create a dialog about the topic. A teen will more likely change if the influence is positive and supportive versus critical in nature.  Treatment for video game disorder starts with building empathy with the child and expressing genuine concern. video game disorder help

Agreeing on limits is a great next step to help Louisiana families that have a teen experiencing video game disorder.  It™s important for the teen to understand the reason for the limits, however. Have the teen write up a contract with your input that outlines when they can have screen time, and begin the contract with a statement of purpose.

It™s very easy for parents of teens to fall into the habit of nagging.  Nagging is the knee-jerk response to seeing a behavior you don™t like. But teens, in general, don™t respond well to nagging.  Also, as we all know, as soon as the nagging stops, the teen™s behavior resumes.

A better approach is to acknowledge the issue and let the teen know you are there to talk about it when they are ready.  Remember: the goal of changing technology overuse behaviors is not to police the teen into submission. The goal is to build intrinsic motivation- that is, to develop sufficient insight to where they see technology overuse is affecting their lives in a negative way, and the child, therefore, wants to limit their online recreational activity.

Louisiana Teens Can Find Success at Our Gaming Addiction Help Center

Video game disorder is a serious issue in Louisiana.  Fortunately, at Camp Pocono Trails we help our campers build motivation by finding replacement activities that are healthy and more productive than mindlessly browsing the internet, watching Youtube, or playing endless hours of video games.

Video game disorder help must address change to be effective. There must be a change in old behaviors so that a new, more healthy lifestyle, can be developed. It is hard to cope with change without structure and consistency. That is one of the unique aspects of our video game disorder help center. Each student that enters our program is evaluated completely so that when their help is carried out, it addresses their own unique set of challenges

It™s been our experience that after the initial detox period, campers find replacement activities quickly and can transfer their feelings of success online to an offline world.  Young minds are able to quickly adapt as routines and interests changes- especially if there is peer support helping the teen along.

 

Who does Camp Pocono Trails help?

Camp Pocono Trails helps teens struggling with issues similar to those below:
– Social Anxiety Disorder
– Impulse Control
– Family Conflict
– Anxiety
– Social isolation
– Autism Spectrum
– Depression
– ADHD
– Poor Communication Skills
– Addictive Behaviors
– Video game addiction
– Trauma
– School Refusal
– Low Self Esteem
– Technology Addiction
– Social Issues

Resources

Gaming Addiction Help: Limit Activity with Microsoft Family


Think about it- if you just limit your child’s use of technology at home, how likely will they be able to manage their use independently when they go off to college, or when they move out of the house and start their first job?  Below is a resource to help your child develop structure, but without the intrinsic motivation to change, you setting up limits alone may only go so far.

Microsoft Family: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12413/microsoft-account-what-is-family

Microsoft family is just one of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account. It™s a free service that helps families stay connected, and keep kids safer on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, along with Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. You™ll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content restrictions on account.microsoft.com/family, where you can also track kids™ spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.

Set Up Your Playstation For a Teen with Video Game Disorder

If we simply take the strategy of putting external controls on gaming or internet-connected devices, we have done nothing to develop the child’s ability to self-regulate their gaming or browsing behavior independently.  However, if you need to put up some structure now, here is a guide for setting up Playstation spending limits and gaming times:

How to set parental controls and spending limits on PS4: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/ps4-parental-controls/

By creating a sub-account for your child you can prevent them from accessing PlayStation Store content that is unsuitable for their age, user-generated content and online gameplay. You can also stop your associated sub account from making purchases without your consent.

In this article, you can learn about the parental controls available on PlayStation products: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/age-ratings-and-parental-controls/

Camp Pocono Trails helps families from Louisiana

Camp Pocono Trails helps Louisiana families from cities and towns like Eden Isle Geismar Belle Chasse Madisonville Woodworth Mandeville River Ridge Benton Prairieville Metairie