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Is video gaming helping or hurting your child?
During the pandemic, video game playing has skyrocketed. Some parents have readily adapted to more gaming as a way for their kids to connect with friends or to pass the time. But what lasting effects of this increased gaming will endure long after the pandemic is over?
If you’ve ever wondered if your son or daughter is becoming addicted to video games, you must hear what today’s guests Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan have to say.
Dr. Andrew Doan is an eye physician and surgeon, neuroscientist, speaker, and author of Hooked on Games. He completed his medical degree and doctoral degree in neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has an in-depth knowledge of internet addiction – both from his extensive studies and his personal experience of being addicted to games as an adult (playing 80-100 hours a week!).
Julie Doan is a registered nurse with an interest in child development, neuroscience, and digital media addictions. Together Julie and Andy founded Real Battle Ministries and give talks around the world about the problems associated with digital media overuse.