Letters & Comments

Email from Mom: Gaming Son Redeemed

This is an email we received from a mother. Melanie: I want to thank you!  I came to one of your seminars in the fall of 2011.  It changed my sons’ lives.  I have 3 sons.  The 10 year old was particularly addicted.  He was only 8 at the time I came to your seminar.  […]

Childhood Development

Teenage Brain Development & Addictions

Recent developments in brain scan research show that teens’ brains are not fully developed until age 25! The prefrontal cortex, develops last, and is important for reasoning and higher executive functions, i.e. areas that determine right and wrong and impulse control… “should I hit my little sister?”, “is God real?”, and “should I steal?” type […]

Letters & Comments

Praise the LORD! Another boy helped!

Last night, I saw a friend who shared with me that my book changed his nephew’s life. His preteen nephew lost his mom because of illness, became depressed, and dove more and more into the game of Minecraft playing in excess of five hours daily. This excessive gaming had negative impact on his attitude and […]

Letters & Comments

Letter from Amy: Divorce Over Gaming

We received an email from a woman who experienced conflict with a gaming spouse. Dr. Doan, Thank you so much for your YouTube videos about gaming.  I recently watched the one with you and your wife (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJtJ–5SiAg).  I think I cried during the entire thing. My husband and I are separated – he has asked […]

Technology, Video Games

Violence in Video Games, from PG, PG-13, R-Rated to Mature-Only Games

Parents, know what is in the games your children play and follow the games’ rating on the box! 12 to 14 year olds are equally as likely to play Mature or Adult Only rated games as their 15-17 year old counterparts. 50% of boys name a game with a Mature or Adult Only rating as […]

Letters & Comments

Letter from Julia: Gaming Ex-Husband

This is a letter we received from Julia. We are praying for you, your family, and your ex-husband! – Melanie & Andrew. My girlfriend just sent me the YouTube link from your lecture with the City of Temecula, and I just had to send you a note to thank you for your work and to […]

Childhood Development, Speaking Engagements, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Live Event in North Carolina (RSVP!) Kids’ Brains and Video Games: How technology affects your child’s developing brain.

Kids’ Brains and Video Games: How technology affects your child’s developing brain. November 4, Two Presentations. Location address: Covenant Day School, 800 Fullwood lane, Matthews, NC 28105 For parents and teens: Monday evening, November 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST: The Harbor, Bldg C For parents of young children: Monday morning,  November 4, 8:15-9:30 a.m. EST: Fireplace […]

Childhood Development, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Time is limited, how are you filling your child’s mind?

From birth to 18 years of age, children have a limited amount of time for development and mastery of skills. What your child does, the games your child play, and the thoughts they have will determine who and what they will be in the future. Using too much technology: video games, cell phones, and screen […]