Dr. David Walsh is the author of nine 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. Walsh’s positive parenting books help translate brain science into tips, tools, and resources for parents and professionals. Walsh received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota, where he is now on the faculty. He also serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization. He has been the recipient of many awards including the 1999 "Friend of the Family Award"presented by the Minnesota Council on Family Relations.
"His practical advice is delivered in a breezy style, with many first-person examples to help parents understand how the brain develops and apply that knowledge to raise healthier, happier children." –Kirkus Review
"David combined the humor of Bill Cosby with the teaching wisdom of Socrates to keep our teaching staff spellbound for five hours. He was a marvelous inspiration to all of us. Rarely has a particular individual been able to incite a feeling of warmth and understanding and so generously offered a personal experience and knowledge as guidance to our staff." –Dr. Albert F. Argenziano, Superintendent, Somerville, MA
"Dr. Walsh's ability to communicate complex subject matter and the latest research in a way that all people can comprehend is amazing. Without question, every parent and educator should have the opportunity to benefit from Dr. Walsh's expertise." –Bart Teal, President and Founder of Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc