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David Walsh, Ph.D. has emerged as one of the most sought after speakers in American education. He is the president and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family in Minneapolis. He spent over ten years in the classroom, is an award-winning psychologist, the author of eight books, a television personality, and the parent of three. His numerous articles have appeared in both professional and general publications. He is a frequent guest on national media and is the author of the best selling book, WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen. (Free Press, 2004) and  NO: Why Kids-of All Ages-Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It (Free Press, 2007)

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Why Do They Act That Way?...
No: Why Kids -of all ages- Need it...
An example of David Walsh speaking schedule is posted here below...


WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.

IN WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY? nationally renowned, award-winning psychologist Dr. David Walsh explains, in easy-to-understand terms, exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. But this workshop goes beyond the well-known issues of hormones and peer pressure. Dr. Walsh explains the changes in teens’ brains and shows anyone who works with adolescent students how to use this information to understand, communicate with, teach and help young adolescents navigate this exciting but challenging stage.

The information in Why Do They Act That Way? is critical for educators. It explains teens’

bulletImpulsiveness
bulletRisk taking
bulletErratic moods
bulletCommunication breakdowns
bulletSleepiness

It takes on the tough topics like

bulletSexual behavior among middle and high school students
bulletPre-teen and teen drinking and drug use
bulletBullying and school violence
bulletThe impact of violent and sexually charged media
bulletAdolescent mental health issues like depression, ADHD, suicide

Dr. Walsh’s proven tactics provide fresh perspectives for any administrator, counselor or teacher trying to help middle school and high school students through this very confusing time of life.

Dr. Walsh's presentations are a rare blend of substance and inspiration. Educators and parents who attend his workshops or speeches leave with exciting new information based on cutting edge research. They also leave with a renewed sense of energy and dedication for their crucial work with children and youth.


Enthusiastic responses!

“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. The 1200 staff members working in the public schools in Somerville, Massachusetts consider it a great opportunity to have worked with Dr. David Walsh.”
- Dr. Albert F. Argenziano, Superintendent, Somerville, MA

“In my thirty-seven years of attending workshops, this is the best I have ever been to.”

“Absolutely wonderful. Maybe the best workshop that I’ve ever attended.”

“Fantastic!”

“Powerful presentation! Could have listened to Dr. Dave all day.”

“Absolutely outstanding! Only wish we had more time.”

“WOW! This was incredible. I could have listened to him for a whole day. Bring him back. EXCELLENT!”

“We want more of what Dr. Walsh can offer - GREAT!”
 

 

NO: Why Kids-of All Ages-Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It

Self-discipline is twice as strong a predictor of school and career success as intelligence. And it’s eroding in our kids. No is not just a one-word answer; it’s a parenting strategy. By saying no when they need to, parents help their children learn skills of self-discipline including self-reliance, respect, integrity, the ability to delay gratification, and a host of other crucial character traits. Although the importance of no should be obvious too many children are not learning it because of powerful cultural messages that scream “More, Fast, Easy, and Fun.”

Now, renowned psychologist Dr. David Walsh provides parents and teachers with an arsenal of tactics, explanations, and examples for using no the right way with their kids. By applying these techniques, parents will regain confidence in their own judgment and ability to say no. Dr. Walsh explains that regaining the ability to say no is not only important for our kids’ well being but essential for our country’s economic future.

Others broach the topics of tough love and discipline, but Dr. Dave offers the lively voice, warm wisdom, science made simple, and breadth of knowledge that workshop attendees have come to expect from him. With down-to-earth advice that can be put into practice immediately—and affecting and humorous anecdotes to illustrate central points and remind readers that they’re not alone—Dr. Dave gives parents real, effective strategies for helping their children grow up healthy and happy.

David Walsh Speaking schedule - First quarter of 2007

bulletJanuary 4 Cocoa, Florida. Taping of a presentation with a live audience for a PBS affiliate. Open to the public
bulletJanuary 8 New York, NY Book signing and reception, 21 Club, Manhatten
bulletJanuary 15-16 Grand Forks, ND. A series of community and professional workshops for the Grand Forks Schools.
bulletJanuary 19 St. Paul, MN Town and Country Club. Luncheon/launch of NO for community leaders.
bulletJanuary 22 Becker, MN Professional workshop in the day and community workshop in the evening sponsored by schools.
bulletJanuary 23 Eden Prairie, MN Community Workshop sponsored by Eden Prairie Schools
bulletJanuary 26 Naples, FL Breakfast speech to business leaders.
bulletJanuary 28 Minneapolis. Community speech sponsored by a group of Minneapolis churches.
bulletJanuary 31 Reno, NV Diocese of Reno Catholic Schools workshop

 

bulletFebruary 1 Reno, NV All-day workshop for Washoe County Schools teachers.
bulletFebruary 2 Reno, NV Keynote speaker for “Tune into Kids” festival.
bulletFebruary 8 Bloomington, MN Keynote speaker for Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association
bulletFebruary 9 Wayzata, MN Community workshop sponsored by Seed of Hope Presbyterian Church
bulletFebruary 19 Charleston, SC Series of community workshops sponsored by New Morning Foundation
bulletFebruary 21 National Webcast on NO sponsored by National Middle Schools Association
bulletFebruary 23 Hilton Head, SC Keynote speaker for South Carolina School Boards Association
bulletFebruary 26 St. Paul, MN Community Workshop sponsored by Nativity Catholic School
bulletFebruary 28 Birmingham, AL University of Alabama conference
bulletFebruary 29 Robbinsdale, MN Community Presentation sponsored by Robbinsdale Schools.

 

bulletMarch 4 Rogers, MN Community Presentation sponsored by Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
bulletMarch 6 West Carrolton, OH Professional and Community workshops sponsored by West Carrolton Schools.
bulletMarch 8 Birmingham, MI Keynoting Parenting Conference
bulletMarch 13 Minneapolis, MN Community Workshop sponsored by Carondolet Catholic School
bulletMarch 20 St. Paul, MN Community Workshop sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic School
bulletMarch 24 Edina, MN Community Workshop sponsored by Our Lady of Peace Catholic School

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Lectures & Workshops...

These are just some of the educational organizations that have benefited from training, workshops, or presentations by "Dr. Dave." There are many others.

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National Association of Elementary School Principals

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American Association of School Administrators

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National School Public Relations Association

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National Catholic Education Association

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Lutheran Education Association

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Association for the Care of Children’s Health

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Mayo Clinic Pediatric Grand Rounds

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Pennsylvania School Boards Association

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Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators

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Georgia School Superintendents Association

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Georgia Association of Educational Leaders

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Utah School Boards Association

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Utah School Superintendents Association

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Minnesota Secondary School Principals Association

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Minnesota Association of Elementary School Principals

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Minnesota School Boards Association
Search Institute

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National Convention of the Childrens Defense Fund

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Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

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Louisiana Association of School Executives

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Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents

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New Hampshire School Administrators Association

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New York School Administrators Association

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 Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic School Principals

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Fulton County Schools, Georgia

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Delaware Valley School District, PA

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Long Valley School District, NJ

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Somerville School District, MA

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School Masters, NJ

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South Washington County Schools, MN

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Silver City Schools, NM

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South Orangetown Central School District, NY

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City of Mishawauka Schools, IN

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Canon-Macmillan School District, PA

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Minneapolis Public Schools, MN

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St. Paul Public Schools, MN

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Edina Public Schools, MN

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Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District, MN

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Roseville Area Schools, MN

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Alexandria Public Schools, VA

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Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, MI

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White Bear Lake School District, MN

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Fort Vancouver School District, WA

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Utah State PTA

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Minnesota State PTA

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State of Minnesota, Dept. of Children, Families and Learning

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Yale University

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UCLA

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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University of St. Thomas

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Washington State University

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University of Pennsylvania

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South Dakota State University

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Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

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Concordia University, Bronxville, NY

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Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

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Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

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University of Minnesota-Duluth

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Lenoir Rhyne College, NC

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Christian Brothers College, Memphis, TN

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YMCA of the USA

 

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