The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
ISBN: 0735222517
EAN13: 9780735222519
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 13, 2018
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.97" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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 Read More chevron_right

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