Contributor biographical information for Nurturing your child's intelligence : using the latest brain science to help kids grow smarter, healthier, and happier / David Walsh.


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David Walsh, PhD, is one of the world's leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children's health and development. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, which he led until 2010. He is currently launching a new company called "Mind Positive Parenting" to coincide with the release of Parenting with the Brain in Mind. 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 Times and others. A frequent guest on national radio and television, Dr. Walsh has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The 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, have three adult children and two grandchildren.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Children -- Intelligence levels.
Cognition in children.
Child development.
Child rearing.
Cognitive learning.