The Self-driven Child: The Science And Sense Of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

February 12, 2019|
The Self-driven Child: The Science And Sense Of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud
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Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop. —NPR

“This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed


A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges.

The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.
William Stixrud, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist and a faculty member at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School. He lectures widely on the adolescent brain, meditation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He has published several influenti...
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Title:The Self-driven Child: The Science And Sense Of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their LivesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.42 X 5.44 X 0.84 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.42 X 5.44 X 0.84 inPublished:February 12, 2019Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0735222525

ISBN - 13:9780735222526

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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