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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 2

8/1/2022 00:27:38
Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 2
Kids today are hooked on games that are a lot different than Pacman. Mobile gaming isn't just changing the industry; it's changing childhood. What is the impact of gaming on your child's eyesight, brain development and its relationship to autism? Find out more in Part 2 of this interview with digital addiction experts Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan. Today you'll learn: 

2:30 What video games (if any) do you play with your kids? 

4:30 Frontal lobe development - why your kids are not capable of limiting video games themselves 

5:30 The business of gaming - peer pressure to spend money in the game and gambling elements 

8:20 Are your kids being soothed by screens?  

11:00 Parenting with the long view in mind 

14:00 Why would I give my son an hour a day to practice murder, covetousness, and lust in a video game?  

16:50 How does gaming affect eyesight? Sleep cycles?  

19:30 How have mobile devices shaped a child's brain development? 

21:30 Screens and autism

Dr. Andrew Doan is the author of Hooked on Games. He is an accomplished eye physician and surgeon with a doctoral degree in neuroscience from John Hopkins. He speaks with medical and scientific authority on brain development and how digital media reprograms the brain. His wife Julie is a registered nurse who is a digital media addiction specialist. Learn more about Hooked on Games here.

Learn more about Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass at HappyHomeUniversity.com

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don't have to come from a happy home to create one.

Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children.

Inside this podcast, you'll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.