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Deal with it before it outplays you

By Diane Peters, Illustrated by Ben Shannon

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Series: Lorimer Deal With It

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Video gaming can be used to improve skills and build friendships and communities. But it is also often an escape from the world, and it can become an addiction. This book in the Deal With It series looks at the realities of gaming and what happens when a love for the game turns into an obsession.

DIANE PETERS has written extensively about health, women's, and parenting issues and teaches magazine writing at Ryerson University. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. She has written several books in the Deal With It series.

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Gaming: Deal with It Resource Guide

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 2nd February 2010
ISBN: 9781552774342
Format: 11in x 8.5in

Binding: Hardback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 2nd February 2010
ISBN: 9781552774908
Format: 11in x 8.5in

BISAC Code:  JNF012010, JNF021060, JNF024000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9


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Deal With It Series

Deal With It

A conflict resolution series to help kids with today's important issues

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Series features

  • Focus on issues kids face every day
  • Illustrations feature a diverse group of students, reflecting today's school reality
  • Kid-friendly language is complemented by engaging graphic novel style illustrations
  • Teaching strategies developed in class by experienced teachers

"It is the visual format and illustrations that make this series so appealing and kid friendly. The information, straight-forward talk and behavior-challenging questions are well done, but the art will surely make youth pick up these books."
- Voice of Youth AdvocatesĀ (VOYA)

Deal With It titles provide kids with the tools they need to think for themselves and deal with today's most important issues. Each book examines all sides of the conflict, and offers practical tips for coping with these situations.