Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D, is an award-winning integrative child psychiatrist, author, speaker, and activist. She is a nationally-recognized expert on the impact of screen-time on brain health and development, and coined the term “Electronic Screen Syndrome” to describe how electronics can overstimulate and detune a child’s nervous system, causing mood, focus, sleep and behavioral issues.
A frequent media commentator for print, radio, documentaries and TV, she has been interviewed on such outlets as the Today show, NBC Nightly News, Investigation Discovery, Hallmark Home & Family, NPR, and Fox News LA. She also blogs monthly for Psychology Today.
Dr. Dunckley’s groundbreaking book, Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time has received praise from parents, health practitioners, educators, tech addiction experts, and child health organizations.
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On Hallmark Home & Family: Resetting your child’s brain
To view Dr. Dunckley’s June 2015 talk “The Overstimulated Child” at the Commonwealth Club, click here.
- Real Simple magazine: Parenting against the Internet (Sept 2016; online article in press)
- Voice America 11:11 radio show: Reset Your Child’s Brain, Dr Victoria Dunckley (8/15/16)
- Boys Alive! podcast interview: Is he addicted to screens? (8/25/16)
- San Francisco Chronicle: Younger kids learn coding – but is it too early? (7/30/16)
- Chicago Tribune, advice piece on competitive siblings: Michael Phelps’ sister talks about sibling rivalry (7/22/16)
- Fearless Parent Radio with Carla Atherton: Tech Brain: The Vice Grip of Screens and Lights (4/20/16)
- Inspire Nation with Michael Sandler podcast interview: What you need to know about electronic screen time–especially if you have kids! (Feb 2016)
- Real Simple magazine, on the brain benefits of quiet: The one thing your child needs—and isn’t getting (Jan 2016)
- NPR News by Anya Kamenentz: The president wants every student to learn computer science. How would that work? (1/13/16)2015:
- WGN Chicago radio with Matt Bubala: Victoria Dunckley on the Effects of Electronic Screen Time (12/29/15)
- BlogHer: All is Calm: The Benefits of Quiet Time for Babies and Children (Dec 2015)
- Coast to Coast with George Noory radio: Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, guests Victoria Dunckley and Katie Singer (11/18/15)
- Hallmark Home & Family Show: Resetting Your Child’s Brain (9/9/15)
- WGN Radio: “Reset Your Child’s Brain: ‘It’s the Medium Not the Message’ “ (9/3/15)
- Working Mother Radio “Electronic Fasting” (9/15/15)
- KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles, The Aware Show with Lisa Garr: “Victoria Dunckley & Reset Your Child’s Brain” (9/2/15)
- Conscious Talk Radio “Author of Reset Your Child’s Brain talks about injurious effects of screen-time for children” (8/26/15)
- Fox News LA: Child psychiatrist on electronic screens and children’s brains (8/19/15)
- Chris Fabry Live! “Toxic-Free Tips: Kids and Screens” (interview begins at 12 min mark) (7/21/15)
- NPR Education blogger Anya Kamenetz, “Coding Class then Naptime: Computer Science for the Kindergarten Set” (Sept 18, 2015)
- Dr Dunckley’s recent Psychology Today article “Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy“ -_ – has earned over 700,000 likes on Facebook and more than 1.5 million views (Aug 2015)
- Press Democrat article discussing Electronic Screen Syndrome “Close to Home: Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle” (Oct 2015)
- ACN Latitudes site, book review: “Does Your Child’s Brain Need to be Reset?” (Oct 2015)
- Interview with lifestyle site JustLuxe: “Dr. Victoria Dunckley’s new book designed to reset your child’s brain” (Aug 2015)
- Ozy.com: “The video game that will make grown men sweat” (July 2015)
- Scholastic News: “R U 2 Plugged In?” (April 2014)
- Desert Companion magazine, “Are we Candy Crushing our kids?” (April 2014)
- NY Parenting magazine: “Is technology a sleep snatcher for your kid?”(June 2012)
- EmpowHer.com: “Can Social Media Impact Mental Health?” (April 2011)
Other television, radio, and videos:
- 10/6/15: WGN Chicago Midday News, Focus on Family segment
- NBC Nightly News, commenting on James Holmes’ story (July 2012)
- NBC Nightly News Involuntary Mental Health Confinement: A Gray Area (the James Holmes’ story) (8/2/2012)
- NBC Today Show Paris Jackson: Peers Try to Cyberbully Me (6/12/12)
- KFWB News Talk Radio AM 980 Los Angeles (12/15/11)
Psychiatrist Warns About Electronics’ Effects on Children’s Mental Health
- Garden Grove News Channel 3 (9/11/12)
Video Gaming Hazardous to Child Development
Mental Health Tips Video: Cell phone safety
Cell Phone Safety Tips