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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

Will my child use the program? Is it boring?

Question: You claim that games in your programs are educational and not addictive. Then does that mean it's boring and my kids won't like it? Our programs are definitely not entertainment. curaJOY programs professionally evaluate children in six core strength areas, and then dynamically calibrate level of difficulty to challenge your kids especially in areas where they need the most ... 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
Why you should be writing

Why you should be writing

Writing heals. Writing calms. It connects and brings self-awareness. To write, we have to slow down our busy minds and focus on our purpose. It requires us to reflect on our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and see them clearly--which is why journaling has been found to benefit one’s long-term mental health even more than assistance from therapists. This process of reflection ... Read More

I really like your mission, and have my own stories (we call them shining moments) that I’d like to share with the next generation.

Yes!!! By all means, please share with the next generation. We live in a world where most of us have more but treasure less. Experiences are the best teachers. curaJOY's Shining Moments page is a great place to share your experiences and mentor Earth's future movers and shakers. You may also contact us to discuss the possibility of arrange for ... Read More

How do you ensure children users’ online safety on curaJOY.com?

We share your concerns, and have spent years tweaking parent control setting in our homes, trying every app, hardware that are released. Our program provides a safe environment for children to learn, fail and try again. It is an intentional and controlled learning environment, and the only equivalent is hiring a one-on-one coach with years of experience in child psychology ... 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
What is Hyperacusis?

What is Hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis is a hearing condition that causes a heightened sensitivity to sound, making everyday noises, like running water, seem extremely loud. This can make it difficult to carry out daily tasks in common environments, such as chores at home or workplace responsibilities. In turn, you might try to avoid social situations that could lead to anxiety, stress, and social isolation ... Read More
What is Quest Depot?

What is Quest Depot?

Quest Depot is an incentive-tied, science-based gamified experience for personal growth that helps people as young as elementary school to set goals, track progress, review performance, think positively and live out their dreams. Personal goals are turned into quests at Quest Depot, and users benefit from all proven effective productivity and success methods automatically applied to their goal in a ... 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

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

Some of the dialogue text got cut off in the game. Why aren’t all texts displaying in the games?

The text displaying on screen are merely visual aids, mainly as anchors to help children make choices throughout the game. It’s far too easy for children to speed through the game without listening and understand the nonverbal, often untaught element of communication. Some of the choices presented to children in our programs appear identical in print but convey drastically different ... Read More

How long should my child be spending on curaJOY games?

"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 children set up their avatar in the game play as some younger children have trouble with this portion. When the game says “You finished the game,” your child has finished a scene, and may return ... Read More
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 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

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