Technology, Time Management

Nighttime Phone Usage

Do you check your cell phone after you’ve gone to bed? If so, you’re not alone. A new poll in the United Kingdom found that 45% of young people, ages 11 to 18 check their phone at night and one in 10 of them check it at least 10 times a night.  About 94% of […]

Internet Gaming Disorder & Addiction, Time Management

Problems with Excessive Use of Social Media

Excessive uses of social media and digital media stimulate the mind and body to stay awake, leading to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation results in poor performance in life, difficulties in school, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, health problems, and many more problems. We recommend less than 2 hours of digital entertainment per day and getting at least […]

Childhood Development, Internet Gaming Disorder & Addiction, Time Management

Internet Gaming Disorder and Addiction Will Be Epidemic

This is how I see it at the 30,000 feet view. First, watch this short 4:50 min video on brain development in children: I was addicted to digital games as an adult in my 20’s, AFTER my brain was programmed for fundamental skills such as: creativity, self-control, communication skills, empathy, reflective thought, and other higher […]

Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Focusing “addictive personality” to Win!

Successful people move forward, in failure and success. Go live out your dream and make your ideas into reality! For us who suffer from an “addictive personality”, which I refer to as the “go-getter trait” when discussing this with my medical colleagues. The “addictive personality”/”go-getter” trait run about 1 in 11 people. I truly believe […]

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

Kids’ Brains, Video Games, & Brain Development Talk at Coronado SAFE (Student And Family Enrichment)

Presented by Andrew Doan MD PhD

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

“Programming” Healthy Minds in Digital Age – Rancho Christian Schools Chapel Dec 2013

Presented by Julie Doan RN and Andrew Doan MD PhD

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

What is technology doing to your kids’ brains? Covenant Day School – Matthews NC Nov 2013

Melanie Hempe RN, Dawn Poulterer MA and Andrew Doan MD PhD present in Matthews NC.

Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Technology & Gaming Management for Students

Melanie Hempe, RN and Andrew Doan, MD, PhD discuss these articles: 1) Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers. 2) LA officials seek fix to $1B program after students crack iPad security, access video games. 3) Gamer Addiction: A Threat To Student Success! What Advisors Need To Know.

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 […]