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Parenting today is completely different than it was for our parents. A lot of the old advice just doesn't work anymore. That's why we make solutions specifically to help people navigate the digital age.

— Dr. Alok Kanojia

We’ve helped thousands of gamers around the world live happier, healthier lives with outstanding outcomes.

11,000+

clients served across 119 countries
with an average rating of 4.8/5 stars

What is HG Family?

What is
HG Parent?

HG Family is a parent resource developed by Harvard-trained psychiatrist, and world leading video game addiction expert, Dr. Alok Kanojia MD, MPH to support parents as they help their children overcome problematic tech use. Dr. K's Guide to Parenting Gamers will give you a step-by-step strategy for addressing your child’s technology use, while Parent Coaching will help you develop the skills you need to set boundaries and build an alliance with your child.

Two Approaches, One Goal

Learn at your own pace

Dr. K's Guide to Parenting Gamers is a comprehensive curriculum designed to help parents of 13-26 year olds. It's not about quitting video games—it's about supporting gamers.
Includes:
6 hours of videos covering 3 modules: Understand, Communicate and Act
16 self-guided worksheets with actionable exercises
A supportive online forum of parents with similar experiences
Lifetime access to all current and future content in the course

Or, work with a coach

Get 1-on-1 support from an HG Coach in building an alliance, communicating, and setting boundaries with your child.
Includes:
Lifetime access to all current and future content in the course
Support from a Dr. K-certified HG Coach
Weekly meetings to discuss progress and setbacks
Dedicated time to practice communications skills and boundary setting
Access to Dr. K’s Guide to Mental Health covering: Anxiety, Depression, Meditation and ADHD

Work through concerns around:

Boundary-setting

Tantrums or rage

Violence in video games

Excessive screen time

Family detachment

Impaired social skills

Declining academic performance

Loss of focus

Decreased motivation

Lack of physical activity

What HG Clients Are Saying

Honestly, this program has been life-changing for our family. We were desperately seeking help for years, but health professionals didn’t seem to acknowledge or understand the issues. I am so grateful for all of the information and help this program has provided our family.
Suzzane & Heath
Thanks to Dr. K, I now have a far better and more nuanced understanding of what role gaming plays in my child's life, which has allowed me to communicate about gaming with less judgment and more compassion.
Sarah, Parent
I began to realize how deeply video games affect children. I learned that there were things my son was secretly craving and wanting to fulfill in life. The resource showing the correlation between video game genres with specific personality traits and personal needs was so valuable.
Fiona B, Parent
It is a very unique experience for me to learn about video games and what parents can do to help. I have learned to be more calm and to control my anxiety so that I can help my child in a more effective way.
Jean
I’ve learned how to manage my gaming habits and feel so much happier and more in control of my life. Dr. Kanojia really gets gamers. There’s nobody more empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable that I can recommend than Dr.K.
Richard W, Gamer
Healthy Gamer, with its step-by-step treatment plan, will prove to be a powerful and effective resource in the years to come. I urge all parents - as well as my colleagues treating children and adolescents - to preview this program. It will be an enjoyable ride, I promise.
Dr. Meena Parekh, Pediatrician
Honestly, this program has been life-changing for our family. We were desperately seeking help for years, but health professionals didn’t seem to acknowledge or understand the issues. I am so grateful for all of the information and help this program has provided our family.
Suzzane & Heath
Thanks to Dr. K, I now have a far better and more nuanced understanding of what role gaming plays in my child's life, which has allowed me to communicate about gaming with less judgment and more compassion.
Sarah, Parent
I began to realize how deeply video games affect children. I learned that there were things my son was secretly craving and wanting to fulfill in life. The resource showing the correlation between video game genres with specific personality traits and personal needs was so valuable.
Fiona B, Parent
It is a very unique experience for me to learn about video games and what parents can do to help. I have learned to be more calm and to control my anxiety so that I can help my child in a more effective way.
Jean
I’ve learned how to manage my gaming habits and feel so much happier and more in control of my life. Dr. Kanojia really gets gamers. There’s nobody more empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable that I can recommend than Dr.K.
Richard W, Gamer
Healthy Gamer, with its step-by-step treatment plan, will prove to be a powerful and effective resource in the years to come. I urge all parents - as well as my colleagues treating children and adolescents - to preview this program. It will be an enjoyable ride, I promise.
Dr. Meena Parekh, Pediatrician
Honestly, this program has been life-changing for our family. We were desperately seeking help for years, but health professionals didn’t seem to acknowledge or understand the issues. I am so grateful for all of the information and help this program has provided our family.
Suzzane & Heath
Thanks to Dr. K, I now have a far better and more nuanced understanding of what role gaming plays in my child's life, which has allowed me to communicate about gaming with less judgment and more compassion.
Sarah, Parent
I began to realize how deeply video games affect children. I learned that there were things my son was secretly craving and wanting to fulfill in life. The resource showing the correlation between video game genres with specific personality traits and personal needs was so valuable.
Fiona B, Parent
It is a very unique experience for me to learn about video games and what parents can do to help. I have learned to be more calm and to control my anxiety so that I can help my child in a more effective way.
Jean
I’ve learned how to manage my gaming habits and feel so much happier and more in control of my life. Dr. Kanojia really gets gamers. There’s nobody more empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable that I can recommend than Dr.K.
Richard W, Gamer
Healthy Gamer, with its step-by-step treatment plan, will prove to be a powerful and effective resource in the years to come. I urge all parents - as well as my colleagues treating children and adolescents - to preview this program. It will be an enjoyable ride, I promise.
Dr. Meena Parekh, Pediatrician
Honestly, this program has been life-changing for our family. We were desperately seeking help for years, but health professionals didn’t seem to acknowledge or understand the issues. I am so grateful for all of the information and help this program has provided our family.
Suzzane & Heath
Thanks to Dr. K, I now have a far better and more nuanced understanding of what role gaming plays in my child's life, which has allowed me to communicate about gaming with less judgment and more compassion.
Sarah, Parent
I began to realize how deeply video games affect children. I learned that there were things my son was secretly craving and wanting to fulfill in life. The resource showing the correlation between video game genres with specific personality traits and personal needs was so valuable.
Fiona B, Parent
It is a very unique experience for me to learn about video games and what parents can do to help. I have learned to be more calm and to control my anxiety so that I can help my child in a more effective way.
Jean
I’ve learned how to manage my gaming habits and feel so much happier and more in control of my life. Dr. Kanojia really gets gamers. There’s nobody more empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable that I can recommend than Dr.K.
Richard W, Gamer
Healthy Gamer, with its step-by-step treatment plan, will prove to be a powerful and effective resource in the years to come. I urge all parents - as well as my colleagues treating children and adolescents - to preview this program. It will be an enjoyable ride, I promise.
Dr. Meena Parekh, Pediatrician
Honestly, this program has been life-changing for our family. We were desperately seeking help for years, but health professionals didn’t seem to acknowledge or understand the issues. I am so grateful for all of the information and help this program has provided our family.
Suzzane & Heath
Thanks to Dr. K, I now have a far better and more nuanced understanding of what role gaming plays in my child's life, which has allowed me to communicate about gaming with less judgment and more compassion.
Sarah, Parent
I began to realize how deeply video games affect children. I learned that there were things my son was secretly craving and wanting to fulfill in life. The resource showing the correlation between video game genres with specific personality traits and personal needs was so valuable.
Fiona B, Parent
It is a very unique experience for me to learn about video games and what parents can do to help. I have learned to be more calm and to control my anxiety so that I can help my child in a more effective way.
Jean
I’ve learned how to manage my gaming habits and feel so much happier and more in control of my life. Dr. Kanojia really gets gamers. There’s nobody more empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable that I can recommend than Dr.K.
Richard W, Gamer
Healthy Gamer, with its step-by-step treatment plan, will prove to be a powerful and effective resource in the years to come. I urge all parents - as well as my colleagues treating children and adolescents - to preview this program. It will be an enjoyable ride, I promise.
Dr. Meena Parekh, Pediatrician

Frequently Asked Questions

How does billing work?

The Dr. K's Guide to Parenting Gamers course is paid in a one-time fee that will grant you lifetime access to the content in the plan.

For Parent Coaching, your payment method will automatically be charged before your session(s) at the rate and frequency of your chosen coaching package. Each payment is viewed as a credit that does not expire, unless a session is conducted or marked as missed. Billing will only recur until the package you signed up for is paid off—it is not an indefinitely recurring subscription and will not auto renew.

How long will it take to go through Dr. K's Guide to Parenting Gamers course and start seeing results?

It takes ~6 hours to go through the video curriculum. It takes 8-16 weeks of actively implementing the tactics and learnings from the course and the 16 worksheets to see results with your child.

Is there a money back guarantee for Dr. K's Guide to Parenting Gamers course?

If you are unsatisfied with the course content or if you’re not seeing your child start to re-engage with the real world within 8-16 weeks of completing the program, simply message us within Teachable, and we will be happy to refund every dollar.

What happens in Parent Coaching?

Parents/guardians meet with a HG Coach weekly for 1-on-1 sessions (50 minutes) where they will navigate feelings around their child’s internet and gaming habits and develop the skills to communicate and set effective boundaries with them.

What should I expect to gain from HG Coaching?

While every coaching experience varies, most clients gain:

  • An increased sense of self-awareness
  • The ability to set boundaries
  • The ability to create work that is personally fulfilling
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Healthier personal and professional relationships
  • Resiliency from setbacks
  • The ability to anticipate and manage stress

What if I need to miss or reschedule a session?

HG 1-on-1, HG Career, and HG Parent sessions can be rescheduled or canceled with 24 hours notice. A session is considered missed with no refunds if: 

  • You fail to reschedule or cancel outside the 24 hour period before your next session’s start time or 
  • You are more than 15 minutes late

HG Groups involve coordination between many people, and thus sessions cannot be rescheduled or skipped for individual group members. Any unattended group sessions or cancellations within less than 24 hours notice of the next session: will be considered missed with no refund. Reschedule/skips are permitted if agreed upon by the whole group/coach.

What is the cancellation policy?

Trying HG Coaching is entirely risk-free. If you feel you’ve met your goals or would like to drop coaching early, we will refund 100% of sessions that you paid for but didn’t use. Your refund will be credited back to your original form of payment. Refunds take 5 - 7 business days to be processed. Past or missed sessions are nonrefundable.

Designed by
Dr. Alok Kanojia

Dr. Kanojia is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in the intersection of technology x mental health. Also known as ”Dr. K” to millions of people on the internet, Dr. Kanojia is the co-founder of Healthy Gamer, a platform that provides content, coaching, and community resources to help young people take control of their mental health and their lives. He has inspired millions of people with online content while overseeing the mental health coaching of thousands of young people. He is widely regarded as the foremost expert on video game addiction and most prominent mental health authority for young people. Dr. K has worked with teams at Meta, Google Cloud, Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs and more.

Get your family on the same team

Dr. K's Guide to Parenting Gamers

A step-by-step course to help you understand your gamer, and set healthy boundaries.

40+ lessons on:

The psychology of gamers
The relationship between gaming and stress
Replacing gaming with other hobbies

Parent Coaching

A coaching program tailored to support parents in building an alliance with their child.
Create actionable strategies
Set healthy boundaries around gaming
Troubleshoot setbacks and resistance
Dedicate time to processing emotions
$70
/ session

12

sessions