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David Walsh

"David Walsh, PhD, is one of the world’s most trusted authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, the impact of technology and translating brain science into everyday practice. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, which he led until 2010. In 2011 he founded Mind Positive Parenting. Dr. Walsh has presented workshops to parents, educators, and professionals throughout the world. Dr. Walsh has also authored columns on numerous topics and his articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Timesand others. A frequent guest on national radio and television, Dr. Walsh has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS’s Early Show, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20, 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. He is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, 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 awards and an honorary doctorate. He and his wife Monica live in Minneapolis and have three adult children and three grandchildren."