The Self-driven Child

The Self-driven Child

The Science and Sense of Giving your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735222519
0735222517
Branch Call Number: 155.4138 STIXRUD
Characteristics: viii, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Ned 1970-- Author

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Mar 28, 2018

This book has a lot of interesting information about letting your kids take more control of their lives and me giving up some of that control. With two teens in the house I will be using some of the ideas in the book. I will be buying my own copy for future reference.

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