FAQ

What Is Family Therapy?

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, that looks at the entire family, including the relationships between the individual members of the family.1 This is a treatment used to address the mental health challenges of one or more family members, address relationship challenges between two or more family members, and improve family dynamics as a whole. Family ... Read More

How do the Multilingual Immersions work? Can my child play in both languages at the same time?

curaJOY’s Multilingual Immersions are best suited for language learners with at least an intermediate understanding of the foreign language who wish for true fluency. There are no vocabulary flashcards or similar basic skill building instructions. A good question to ask is whether your child would understand at least half of the content if they were spoken to in that foreign ... Read More

How should I introduce kids to curaJOY games and comics so that they will benefit fully from the programs?

All StrengthBuilders have gone through full development, focus group testing and research validation for accuracy, effective AND appeal, and we've observed a high level of interest from children. However, please don't hype up our games and comics as the most exciting form of entertainment in existence. There are plenty of brainless cartoons and designed-to-be-addictive games out there only for entertainment ... Read More
How are “You’re The Star” comics different from others on the market?

How are “You’re The Star” comics different from others on the market?

Humans have used stories to illustrate values since before Homer and Aesop. We learn better when the content is presented in a familiar and relevant way to our lives. The stories in "You're The Star” comics are designed to improve children's responses to common challenges and goals in children’s lives. Each comic features your child as the “star” with myriads ... Read More

Which Multilingual Immersion should I choose for my child? Zoo Academy or Zoo U

Subscription to Multilingual Immersion gives children to the English and Chinese editions of a StrengthBuilder that is suitable for their language ability. Children go through scenarios and quests as their avatar in our training games in the order that's suggested to them from their user dashboard. curaJOY's multilingual specialists make adjustment to your child's performance. Multilingual Immersions enable students to ... Read More

Is it possible for my child to finish the entire game in one month? Can I cancel after a month?

Our research shows that children from schools and parents who observe best practices tend to complete each program in about six months. curaJOY is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the emotional wellbeing of Asian youth worldwide.  Read about our mission here.  Each subscription includes not only the game but assessment and recommendation as well as important on-going activities like daily mood check-in, gratitude journal, breathing meditations, positive thinking, ... Read More

Do I have to sign a contract or commit to a long membership?

No, there is no long-term commitment. We want to make our programs assessible to as many families as possible. However you should keep in mind that the full value of curaJOY's programs are in their unique three-prong approach. Parents receive a personalized and valid Strength Assessment Report for their child after he/she has completed the first six scenes of our ... Read More

My child is getting very frustrated by curaJOY’s games.

All of curaJOY’s StrengthBuilder are professionally designed and validated to assess and build resilience and cooperation as well as other key strengths such as communication, confidence, self discipline and empathy. Remind your child that this game is all about practicing and learning. We don't often get anything right on the first try, but if we keep practicing, we'll get it ... Read More

How long should my child/student be spending on curaJOY games for it to be effective?

We recommend 30 minutes of game play twice a week for skill retention, but even 15 minutes would be beneficial.  Be sure to help your student set up their avatar in the game play as some younger children have trouble with this part.  When the game says “You finished the game,” your child has finished a scene, and may return ... Read More
What Is Reactive Attachment Disorder?

What Is Reactive Attachment Disorder?

Reactive attachment disorder, also known as RAD, is a mood or behavioral disorder that affects babies and children. It involves difficulties with bonding and forming relationships, as well as having social patterns that are not appropriate, but without an intellectual disability or pervasive developmental disorder (such as autism ) to explain these characteristics.1 Additionally, reactive attachment disorder is caused by ... Read More

Where and when should my child play curaJOY’s games?

Once purchased, your child may play freely on any internet browsers at home or in school. There is no special app to download.  Remember to make sure that device’s speakers or headphones are working properly as dialogue and tone of voice are important in our games.  Younger children should spend about 15-30 minutes per session playing, and have the assistance ... Read More
What is Emotional Dysregulation?

What is Emotional Dysregulation?

Emotional dysregulation refers to difficulty in managing emotions or in keeping them in check. These may also be thought of as mood swings or labile moods. It can involve experiencing intense emotions such as sadness, irritability, frustration, or anger that are comparatively more heightened than expected, relative to the situation that triggered them. What is emotional dysregulation? Emotion dysregulation involves ... Read More

My child forgot his/her password.

You may login to your account, and reset your child’s password from Account Dashboard >> Manage Children ... Read More

How much do questers get paid?

Below is a chart of exactly how treasure chests are rewarded at the end of a quest. Quest Depot’s payout rate is designed specifically to maximize motivation and facilitate behavior change. It’s also important to note that Quest Depot doesn’t require 100% success for full treasure chest award qualification. Perfectionism impedes long-term personal growth, and we value progress and effort ... Read More

Details of how the Treasure Chest works

Psychologists and performance scientists agree that behaviors can be shaped by a consistently-implemented reward system. Treasure Chest is the reward--actual money--adventurers can earn by completing their quests successfully. It teaches and reinforces the important relationship of one’s actions and life outcome which builds a growth, success-oriented mindset. We’ve gotten requests for non-monetary treasure chest options, and there is a way ... Read More

My child can read fluently yet. When there is no pinyin or BoPoMoFe, my child can’t read all texts. Will you be adding these reading tools in the games?

curaJOY programs can accommodate a wide range of abilities. Children can still play and enjoy our games even when they cannot read fluently. Every single line is recorded and played aloud either automatically or at the click of a mouse, and the program is developed and tested to children’s social emotional and cognitive developmental milestones ... Read More
How much should I help my child through curaJOY’s games?

How much should I help my child through curaJOY’s games?

Initially, you should help your child set up their avatar if they are younger, and become familiar with the games’ interface. Research shows that personalization of game elements enhances both engagement and learning for users and the avatar is one of the most important opportunities for personalization (Chin, Dukes, & Gamson, 2009). Specifically, providing young children the ability to customize ... Read More
What to Know Anxious Attachment and Tips to Cope

Anxious Attachment and Tips to Cope

Anxious attachment is one of four attachment styles that develop in childhood and continue into adulthood. These attachment styles can be secure (a person feels confident in relationships) or insecure (a person has fear and uncertainty in relationships). Also known as ambivalent attachment or anxious-preoccupied attachment, anxious attachment can result from an inconsistent relationship with a parent or caregiver. Adults ... Read More