Help your child balance video games and life

Learn the psychological effects of video games, how to communicate with compassion to get you and your child on the same team, and make lasting changes with video game addiction with our step-by-step 40+ lessons program: Parenting in the Digital Age

You know your kid

You know who they are… I mean you raised them. And sometimes when they play a lot of video games, they almost become like someone else. They become moody and irritable. Even basic things like coming to the dinner table becomes difficult. You’ve gone down the rabbit role of solutions from YouTube, forums, experts, but nothing seems to really work.

If you’re asking the following questions, then this course is right for you.

Why is it so hard to get him/her to come down to dinner?
How do I keep video games from taking over his/her life?
What could possibly be so interesting on that screen?
How do I get him/her to cut down playing games and start focusing on real life?

The Healthy Gamer approach

Our approach has helped thousands of parents and gamers reclaim their lives and reshape their relationship with video games within about 8 weeks. We focus on rebuilding relationships through understanding and effective communication.

Understanding

Understanding is the first and most important step to making real lasting changes. It’s hard to tackle a problem when you don’t understand how video games affects your child’s psychology and physiology.

Talk

The biggest problem in video game addiction is the parent vs. child dynamic. Now that you better understand your child and how video game affects them. we teach you communication skills to help you and your child get on the same team.

Act

Now that you’re on the same team, we help you craft a plan to make sustainable changes: set and enforce healthy boundaries around gaming, how to have weekly check-ins, get the other parent on board, and replace gaming with healthier hobbies.

Why Dr. K. created this course

I’m Dr Alok Kanojia, most gamers call me Dr. K. I’m also a gamer myself. In fact, my gaming almost caused me to fail out of college. Now I’m a Harvard trained psychiatrist specializing in addiction psychiatry.

I’ve worked with thousands of gamers and parents, and noticed that the current state of psychiatry isn’t well equipped to help with video game addiction. The average psychiatrist is 55 and none of them grew up with online video games that are as addicting as the ones your child is playing today.

I founded Healthy Gamer, a mental wellness company built to help the internet generation with mental health with effective and affordable resources like courses, community, and coaching.

The Parenting in the Digital Age course is my attempt to distill everything that I’ve learned over the last 20 years and share with you what’s the most effective to help parents and their child find balance with gaming and real life.

— Dr. Alok Kanojia, MD MPH

5-star reviews from parents, gamers and health professionals

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

Course preview

After completing the 4 hour video curriculum and 16 guided worksheets, you can expect to learn and execute on the following:

Understand

Why are video games so addicting, especially for smart kids
What games mean to your child
How do video games affect your child’s psychology
The dopamine and triumph circuit under gaming

Communicate

How to engage and get your child on the same team as you
Different parenting styles for communication
How to voice your concerns and get through to your child
How you feel as a parent

Act

How to set boundaries and assign responsibilities
How to set up your home environment for success
Setting an example for your child
Replace gaming with healthier hobbies

What’s Included in the Course?

Parenting in the Digital Age is a semi-guided learning journey. Go through the video content at your own pace and do the workbooks with your child. Get the support of live office hours and a helpful community forum on Facebook.

4 hours of videos

from Dr. K to guide you through the 3 modules: Understand, Talk and Act.

16 self-guided worksheets

of actionable exercises to help you and your child understand video game addiction, get on the same team, and take action together.

A supportive online forum

of parents who are going through the same challenge.

Lifetime access

to all of the above and all future content updates and worksheets for this course.

Who this course is for

Parents of gamers ages 11-23 who see video games holding their child back
Parents who are overwhelmed and confused with the gaming world and want expert guidance in understanding what gaming is and how it impacts their children
Parents who are eager to learn, take action and initiate change with self-guided learning.
Parents who are resourceful and have tried many solutions but failed to reshape their children’s gaming behaviors

Parenting in the Digital Age

What’s included

4 hours of videos

from Dr. K to guide you through the 3 modules: Understand, Talk and Act.

16 self-guided worksheets

of exercises to help you and your child understand and address video game addiction.

A supportive online forum

of parents who are going through the same challenge.

Lifetime access

to all of the above and all future content updates and worksheets for this course.

The framework

Understand

Overcome any issue by understanding how games affect your child.

Communicate

Learn communication skills to help you tackle video game addiction together.

Act

Craft a plan to set and enforce healthy boundaries around gaming.

Who it’s for

Parents of gamers ages 11-23 who see video games holding their child back.
Parents who are resourceful and have tried many solutions but failed to reshape their children’s gaming behaviors.
Parents who are eager to learn, take action and initiate change with self-guided learning.
Parents who want expert guidance in understanding what gaming is and how it impacts their children.
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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to go through the course and starting seeing results?

It takes ~4 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.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course (4 hours of video & 16 worksheets), the online forum for parents, and all future content updates to for this course.

Is this the right course for my child if they are also struggling with other mental health challenges?

We understand the each child’s circumstances is different and unique. Your child might be dealing with other mental health challenges on top of video game addiction. Although we’re not a medical provider, our course does factors in neurodivergence and other mental health challenges. We cover how to get a good therapist to help your child’s additional needs, how video games and mental health issues affect each other, and how to talk about mental health issues openly with compassion and understanding.

Is this course appropriate for all ages?

A general rule of thumb is that as long as your child is a dependant or lives with you, this course is appropriate since this course was built to rebuild your relationship with your child as the most important factor for change. Generally speaking, this covers the age of 11 to 23 but is not limited to this age range since circumstances varies.

Is there a money back guarantee?

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.