William Stixrud and Ned Johnson discuss their book, “The Self-Driven Child, at Politics and Prose on 2/25/18.

A clinical neuropsychologist and a leading test-prep specialist respectively, Stixrud and Johnson have teamed up to help parents help their children reach their full potential. Blending new findings of brain science and behavioral therapy research with their own extensive experience working with kids, the authors show that the key to raising motivated young people is giving them a sense of control. Without that, even high-achieving students flounder, whether from stress and anxiety or because they lack the tools to make their own decisions when the time comes.

Full of case studies and stories of a wide variety of families, Stixrud and Johnson’s book not only explains how children behave under pressure but gives parents practical ideas for empowering their kids while retaining their own authority. This event is part of the Politics and Prose Parenting Series.

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Produced by Tom Warren