A revealing article for parents of gamers to read. You will get a slice of reality as to the amount of time your teen puts into successfully playing these types of online games, like World of Warcraft.
James Fullerton, M.Ed., is an academic life coach for teens and provides Family Life Coaching services and online courses. A Solutions Focused coach based in Pennsylvania, he empowers family members (parents and children) to reach mutual and individual goals through learned positive communications that focus on solutions rather than problems. He offers services and products via the Internet through virtual video sessions, email, streaming video, eBooks, webinars, podcasts, and online courses for parents. While he is passionate about working with teens as an academic life coach, he understands that working within the family units where all participants are actively seeking change allows for the most success. A graduate of Cedar Crest College in their Master of Education Program, M.Ed. he seeks to empower families through Solution-Focused Coaching.
[accordion title="What does Level Up mean?" visible="yes"]In the world of gamers (your teen), and some would say life, working hard, learning from mistakes, and getting back up after falling down repeatedly, is finally rewarded - DING! For gamers it's all about getting to the next level in the game.[/accordion]
[accordion title="How about DING!"]DING! is the typical sound heard by gamers playing Role Playing Game (RPGs). It's what success sounds like.[/accordion]
[accordion title="And LevelUp - Ninja Parents?"]Two things - LevelUp Ninja Parents is for parents to learn how to reconnect with their gamer son or daughter. Not change them, but adapt and learn about their world. Second, I work with teenagers who might have fallen down the gamer world rabbit hole too far. It's about balancing life. [/accordion]
[accordion title="Do I need to become a gamer?"]No, although, that wouldn't be terrible thing. No, it's more about being a gaming parent - the gamification of parenting.[/accordion]
[accordion title="What does gamification mean?"]It's about applying typical elements of game playing (XP=Extra Points, competition, rules of play) to different aspects of life. In this case to your current parenting style with your child.[/accordion]
[accordion title="Why do I need to change?"]You don't. Thank you - good bye. But if you want to reconnect with your beautiful, smart, and wonderful teen gamer, LevelUp Ninja Parents is the spot.[/accordion]
[accordion title="Okay, what do I have to buy?"]Nothing really. Parents can begin to reconnect to their teenage son/daughter simply by becoming a regular reader to this site. Much of the necessary content is free. I do offer services as a coach if you get stuck.[/accordion]