A Speaking Event with Erin Walsh: “Thriving As A Parent In the Digital Age”


Erin Walsh, M.A. of Mind Positive Parenting, (daughter of Dr. David Walsh, award winning psychologist/author), will speak at Wayzata Community Church at 7:30 PM, October 21, on brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age. The event is sponsored by Wayzata Community Church Nursery School (WCCNS).

Young people today spend an average of 53 hours a week with entertainment media, more than any other activity but sleeping. Digital technologies simultaneously unleash incredible opportunities for our kids and pose a new set of parenting challenges.

In this interactive and energizing presentation, Erin Walsh will use brain science, stories, and humor to explain how technology is changing the ways that children and youth grow up, socialize, and make decisions. Erin will help parents understand the key ingredients for thriving in the digital age and provide practical tools and strategies that help families build on their strengths.

Erin Walsh, M.A. was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and worked with her father, Dr. David Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting together in 2010.

In addition to her work with Mind Positive Parenting, Erin is a speaker with the Bolster Collaborative and teaches undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota and the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs where she teaches a program called Making Media, Making Change.

Wayzata Community Church Nursery School (WCCNS), is NAEYC accredited, and has the highest rating by Parent Aware. We are a non-profit, non-denominational school offering toddler and preschool classes for children from 26 months to 5 years old. We are located at 125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391.