Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home

Critical Topics in Parenting

Join us Tuesday, February 2, at 8 pm ET for the seventh webinar in this free series, Critical Topics in Parenting, designed to address the most pressing issues facing families and children today. All parents are welcome.

Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of the national best-seller, The Self-Driven Child, offer a preview of their new book, What Do You Say? Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home (available in the late summer of 2021), featuring techniques on communicating with kids in a way to support their autonomy and self-drive that are so important for healthy development.

Informed by extensive research, Stixrud and Johnson will share practical communication strategies for building a strong emotional connection with kids, communicating healthy (versus toxic) expectations, fostering intrinsic motivation, and helping kids find their own reasons to change when they’re struggling.

Because communication is hardest when things are not going well, they will emphasize how to get “buy in” before parents share experience and advice, how to change the energy when it feels like we’re trying to force our kids, and how to manage conversations when emotions run high.

The material presented in this lecture will complement the excellent teachings of the PEP program.

Your Instructor

Dr. Bill Stixrud & Ned Johnson
Dr. Bill Stixrud & Ned Johnson

William Stixrud is a practicing neuropsychologist and a practicing faculty member at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School.

Ned Johnson is the founder of Prep Matters, a tutoring service in Washington, DC, and the co-author of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed.


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