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About teenwowintervention

A frustrated mum blogging about her journey parenting a 14 year old son addicted to the computer game WOW- world of warcraft

What is WOW and why do I hate it?

It is a Multi player game which has the ability to suck life out of a kid and into the computer. They live a parrallel universe. I want to explore my journey of getting him out of this 30cm x … Continue reading

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Indie Game

I took my son to see this, part of the Canadian Film Festival the other week. I half wanted him to be inspired by these dedicated designers into creating his own game. Every parent’s dream to flip their kid from … Continue reading

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Feedback from ‘He’ll be ok..’ book on parenting boys, relating to WOW addiction

Boys my son’s age are, according to ‘He’ll be OK’; pragmatic, Intuitive, they have a desire to live in the moment, they focus only on what needs to be done and that’s IT. They fear failure; indeed, some think that … Continue reading

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Dole in WOW

Is there unemployment in WOW? No, it doesn’t exist, everyone has a job; either a healer, Damager or Tank. the last two are agressive roles and the healer cleans up their mess, their collateral damage so to speak. Every WOW mother has … Continue reading

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Add a soundtrack to WOW

I asked my son if there was music in WOW and he said, yes, there was, but it was really gay plinkety plonkety tinny music. Nobody listened to it. I suggested then that his friend who had been listenong annoyingly … Continue reading

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we went to Aiki…

we went to Aikido the other night. The lessons were free for the first time. The boys got right into it. David did all the exercises; having to run past a swishing stick, being pelted by balls and having to … Continue reading

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Today we went g…

Today we went grocery shopping and he was really nice and helpful. As WOW playing does curb his appetite (he generally forgets to eat or drink while playing it) he only asked for two things; some mango yoghurt and a … Continue reading

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