David Walsh 2017

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Additional information from Dr. Walsh:

Addressing Cyberbullying

Do Apps Really Boost Brain Power? 9 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Educational Apps for Kids

Parents Are Children’s Emotion Coaches

Executive Function: Skills for School and Life

Beyond “Lock Down” and “Hands Off:” Nurturing Digital Citizens

Ten Steps to Prevent Discipline Deficit Disorder

Three Pillars of Digital Health

Books:  Why Do They Act That Way? – Revised and Updated: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier

Notes from presentations: 

Walsh “Why Do They Act That Way?” Notes

Walsh “Parenting With the Brain in Mind” Notes

What did our audience have to say? “An interesting thing I learned tonight was…”

From Why Do They Act That Way? presentation:

  • Impact of media and sleep deprivation
  • That growth and development of the brain continues through a person’s twenties
  • Brain development
  • Continue to be patient; delayed gratification
  • Adolescents’ behavior and brain
  • My kids need more exercise and sleep
  • Prefrontal cortex and its roles in adolescents brain functions and behaviors
  • That where all the anger comes from: amygdala
  • “They want a divorce; don’t grant to them”
  • How the teenagers’ brain works
  • Connecting with my pre-adolescent
  • Dr Walsh presenting "Why Do They Act That Way?" at Stevenson High SchoolThere is hope
  • The different parts of the brain and how adolescents aren’t developed until 25
  • Talking to teenagers
  • How the kid behaved like she/he behaved right now
  • Addiction and teen bran and development of brain until 20 years
  • I enjoyed hearing him speaking about “the bank” overflowing the bank in certain things…use later
  • Importance of grit
  • That teens/kids can’t really multi-task (my daughter thinks she can)
  • Grit is a better predictor of success and its research
  • About the deficits that adolescents have in the prefrontal cortex and executive function
  • How to handle the right way this crazy behavior
  • The influence of brain development (or lack of) on behavior
  • To connect with teenagers
  • Different parts of the brain and their functions
  • How adolescent’s brain works
  • How teen brain change and work
  • Adolescence will pass away and I need to breathe
  • Drugs effects [on teens] are greater than adults
  • Understanding why my teenager behaves the way he does
  • The parent skills needed
  • How their brain works; how do we help them
  • What is the reason teenagers behave in a certain way
  • Executive function – how it works
  • Teens interpret non-verbal communication with their amygdala
  • How bran plays major role throughout child growth/development in the preteen/teenage
  • What the brain does a lot is what the brain gets good at
  • How to interpret my teenager’s behavior completely
  • Physical/chemical development of the brain and how that explains behavior
  • Psychology of adolescent
  • That teenagers really can’t control their emotions
  • 12 year old brain is NOT even close to being developed
  • Parents are surrogate prefrontal cortex before the kid’s brain matures
  • Why my child behaves the way he does
  • Other parents’ experience
  • The continuation of brain development
  • Get the deposits in now. Avoid screaming matches.
  • The way in which brain development impacts abilities (social/emotional) and problem solving
  • Information re: executive functioning
  • The effect of the amygdala
  • A little about the worry brain which my son has

From Parenting With the Brain in Mind presentation:

  • Exercise helps learning
  • Why digital discipline is nearly impossible to have in this society
  • I loved hearing about the information sweet spot
  • How to program our brain for success
  • Important this is self-regulation with digital devices and good food for the brain
  • Impact on education to teach “how to say ‘no’ to yourself”
  • The digital discipline
  • About how to help my kids on self-control and self-esteem
  • Failure and effort is more important than the right answer
  • How to manage kids in technology world and how their brain works
  • Small facts on how the brain works
  • Balancing and consequences
  • Digital discipline and self discipline
  • Technology discipline
  • Found entire talk interesting!
  • The importance of understanding the attachment theory. Celebrating mistakes!
  • Brain development, explanation of kids behavior, technology balance
  • The brain learns what the brain does most
  • Parenting strategies
  • The brain has 7 slots of memory and chunks make it easier
  • We never lose the need for connection. It’s vitally important!