Making Peace with Gaming

a 4-week online workshop for the parents of game-obsessed children

Does your child love gaming?

Are you a freedom-oriented parent who wants to support your child’s autonomy… but you simply cannot get comfortable with the amount of video or computer games that they play?

Do you fear that your child’s love might border on addiction? If your kid had a feeding tube and a toilet-chair, they might actually never stop gaming?

Have your attempts to limit gaming turned into explosive arguments, frayed relationships, and mutual resentment? Do you feel like gaming is destroying your family life?

Yes? Then you are not alone. And there is hope.

When

Jan 15 – Feb 5, 2019

Where

Online—join from anywhere!

Who

10-15 parents

Coaches

Eric Lanigan and Kelly Halldorson

Cost

$375

Register Now

Registration is first-come, first-served.

Making Peace

Join coaches Eric Lanigan and Kelly Halldorson for a month-long journey that will transform your relationship with games, gaming, and your children.

It is possible to give your child real freedom without feeling like you’re ruining their futures, making them hate you, or failing as a parent.

By distinguishing between engagement and obsession, you can dramatically improve the relationship with your child, better understand their motivations, and end the cycle of punishment, shame, and resentment.

Whether your child is age 6 or 19 (or anywhere between), we’re here to guide you through this journey.

How it Works

This online workshop takes place over four 60-minute group video calls: January 15th, 22nd, 29th, and February 5th, 2019. You may participate from anywhere in the world with a reliable internet connection (or phone connection, if your internet is unreliable or you prefer voice-only).

Each call happens on a Tuesday from 11am-12pm PST (2-3pm EST). If you can’t make one of them, that’s okay—we’ll record it for you.

This is a small, focused workshop with a limit of 15 parent participants, ensuring that your voice will be heard and specific needs addressed.

Think of each call like a long Q&A session, where Eric and Kelly address topics based on your personal concerns as well as the articles, videos, and practical assignments suggested in the previous week.

For personal attention between calls, there will be a group messaging thread on WhatsApp—a free app that runs on all smartphones. For one-on-one attention, you may send a message to Eric and Kelly directly, and they will respond to you promptly.*

*Eric and Kelly will respond within 24 hours to simple correspondence; longer and more complex correspondence will dictate a longer response time.

Workshop Dates

Tuesday, January 15th

11am-12pm PST / 2-3pm EST

Tuesday, January 22nd

11am-12pm PST / 2-3pm EST

Tuesday, January 29th

11am-12pm PST / 2-3pm EST

Tuesday, February 5th

11am-12pm PST / 2-3pm EST

Meet Your Coaches

Kelly Halldorson

Kelly Halldorson is a Holistic Mental Health Coach who focuses on peaceful and effective communication with loved ones. As a wife and mother to three grown unschoolers (ages 21, 22, and 24), she raised her children from a “whole life unschooling” perspective that emphasized freedom, compassion and community. Together as a family they traveled the United States for three years in a converted school bus which they affectionately called The Unschool Bus.

Kelly has spoken with hundreds of unschooling parents, published magazine articles, participated in television interviews, and presented at conferences on the topics of unschooling and building family relationships.

I feel blessed to have found you. I like everything about you! Your style, your knowledge, your wisdom, your ability to make us comfortable. It was awesome.

-Brenda (one of Kelly’s coaching clients)

Eric Lanigan

Eric Lanigan is a Motivation Coach who has helped hundreds of people to get clear on what they want—and then do it. He guides his clients in directing their attention inwards instead of blaming external events. A former video game addict himself, Eric offers an intimate view of the world of compulsive gaming.

Eric has delivered dozens of workshops on emotional intelligence, motivation, and procrastination. His online course, The Big Shift, has served people from more than eight countries. Learn more about Eric at ericlanigan.com.

Of all the things I’ve tried, sharing in these groups and listening to the struggles of others alongside Eric Lanigan’s advice is the most helpful step I’ve ever taken to get me out of my head and into action.

-Cas (from one of Eric’s courses)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much work is involved in this workshop?

Beyond the four 60-minute group calls, there will be a handful of recommended readings and videos. We’ll also ask you to spend lots of quality time with your kids as part of your “assignments.” :)

What age of children does this workshop address?

The workshop focuses on kids age 6-19, although much will be applicable to younger children.

What equipment or software do I need?

Our group video calls are hosted on Zoom, a free platform that takes just a few minutes to set up. You’ll need a webcam and microphone to join as a video participant—yes, you can do it from your smartphone! Alternatively, to join as a voice-only participant, you may use any phone.

To participate in the group discussion thread, you’ll need WhatsApp, a free messaging that works on all smartphones.

What if I miss one of the group calls?

If you can’t make one of group calls, that’s okay! We’ll record it for you, send you a link to the online recording, and you can watch it later!

I live outside North America, can I still join?

Yes, you’re welcome to join! Please check the time zone difference carefully before registering.

What’s the refund policy?

You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund until January 7th, 2019.

From January 7th through the end of the first call (on January 15th), you may cancel and receive a 50% refund.

After January 16th, there are no refunds.

If you have any questions or concerns about the refund policy, please email office@unschooladventures.com.

I have another question!

Great! Please email us at office@unschooladventures.com.

Ready to Make Peace?

Space is limited and enrollment is first-come, first-serve. Enroll now!

You may pay with any major credit card or bank account. We securely process payments with Moonclerk.

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