David Walsh

Mind Positive Parenting, Minneapolis, MN, USA

David Walsh, a holder of the Ph.D. degree, has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He spent 10 years teaching and coaching high school students before joining Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA, to develop and direct innovative counseling programs for youth and families. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, Minneapolis, MN, USA. In 2011, he founded Mind Positive Parenting to translate cutting edge brain science to everyday practice for parents, teachers, and other professionals. Walsh has presented workshops to parents, educators, and professionals throughout the world. He is the author of ten books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids—of All Ages—Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. His newest book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier and Happier was released in June 2011. Being a frequent guest on national radio and television, Walsh has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition and has been featured on three nationally broadcast PBS specials. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Council on Family Relation’s Friend of the Family Award. Walsh is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and is a Senior Advisor at Search Institute and has published many articles in the professional and general press. He is active in many professional associations, is a Licensed Psychologist, and has been the recipient of many awards and an honorary doctorate.

Biography Updated on 11 July 2014

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