In this podcast, Todd and Julie Fisher discuss the link between gaming and mental well-being. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 97% or teen boys and 83% of teen girls play video or online games. That same year, the World Health Organization recognized Gaming Disorder as a mental illness, which they defined as impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences . Julie and Todd look at why games are so attractive to kids today and some of the signs and symptoms to look for if you suspect your child has a gaming addiction problem.
Evidence suggests a strong connection between support networks and emotional well-being. In this episode, Todd Krieger and Julie Fisher, M.Ed. talk about how we can teach kids to value and nurture relationships and how we can help create support networks with them that promote mental wellness.
What is a growth mindset, how can our kids develop one and what is the connection to mental wellness? In this episode, Todd Krieger and Julie Fisher, M.Ed. explore the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and talk about the how the latter can help kids maintain their positivity and emotional well-being, even in trying times.
Technology can help us connect with others and be more productive at school and in the workplace. But is there a link between technology and youth mental illness? In this episode, Todd Krieger and Julie Fisher, M.Ed. explore how screen time is taking a toll on our kids and how parents can set appropriate limits, understanding that technology is here to stay.