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Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play 2023

We are pleased to have our Parenting Challenge Workshops as part of the Digital for Life Festival 2023.

This 2-hour workshop is a follow-up to our Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction. During the Webinar, communication strategies and theories on games and gamers were introduced. The application of the strategies and theories in a real-life family situation is not easy. Role play is a good tool to help contextualize the strategies and theories for home situations and deepen the adoption of strategies by reenacting them in a safe environment. For example, role play is used to rehearse the diffusion of difficult situations to prevent confrontations that can jeopardise parent-child relationships. COMEBACK psychologists will put out common scenarios in families and through role play to illustrate the application of the strategies and theories discussed.

SPECIAL: For the first time, we are giving each registrant a copy of Nicholas Gabriel Lim’s softcover book “Clash of the Mind and Heart” worth S$37 that will be used during the workshop! Click here for more information about the book.


  • For those who have not attended our Parents Webinar, you are welcome to register but do bear in mind that we will not spend time explaining and going through the strategies and theories in detail due to time constraints. 
  • Each session is similar in its framework, structure and objectives. 
  • All sessions are in-person. There is NO online option.
  • This workshop is for PARENTS ONLY.
  • If both father and mother are coming for the session, which we do encourage, please register both names due to space limitations. We need to know the total no of registrants and cannot go over the capacity of the room for the comfort and safety of participants.
  • The book will only be given to registrants present at the workshop. Registrants who are absent for the workshop will NOT be entitled to the book.

Date and Time: 29 Oct 2023 (Sun) 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Kampung Admiralty Function Hall
Limited to 40 registrants

Date and Time: 4 Nov 2023 (Sat) 10am – 12pm
Venue: Heartbeat @ Bedok, Culinary Room
Limited to 40 registrants

Date and Time: 11 Nov 2023 (Sat) 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Punggol Room
Limited to 40 registrants

Cost: Free
Register here
We are very thankful for the support of Tencent in making this possible.


Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is the principal psychologist and a board of director at COMEBACK. As a registered psychologist, he has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, a youth mentor, and an author of the book Parents’ Playbook for Helping Youths Succeed and the ebook Understanding Adolescents, both under the main theme of Clash of the Mind and Heart.

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths.

Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clinical and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. Recently, he has also completed his Juris Doctor. With training in psychology and law now, he brings great insights to his practice and even to our learning.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be a life well lived!

Nicholas Lim’s Website:

Poh Xing Yong

Xing Yong is an Associate Psychologist with COMEBACK. He has struggled with game dependency since Primary school, and now aims to help others overcome their similar struggles in game dependency using his past experiences and background in Psychology. He has completed his Psychology Degree (Honours), and is currently pursuing further studies in Counselling Psychology to further hone his skillsets.

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