'Self-Driven Child' authors to offer tips to parents

  • Neuropsychologist William Stixrud and educational coach Ned Johnson, co-authors of "The Self-Driven Child," will speak at the Nov. 14 Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families.

    Neuropsychologist William Stixrud and educational coach Ned Johnson, co-authors of "The Self-Driven Child," will speak at the Nov. 14 Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. Courtesy of Glenbard Parent Series

 
By Peg Mannion
Glenbard High School District 87
Posted11/2/2018 1:33 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present "The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives"on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The program with William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will begin at noon at the Marquardt Elementary District 15 Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

From different vantage points, Stixrud and Johnson saw children struggling with a lack of enthusiasm and toxic stress.

Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps young people gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Johnson is an educational coach, founder of an elite tutoring company and author of "Conquering the SAT -- How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed."

In their presentation drawn from their case studies, the pair will distill the latest research and share tools parents may use to enhance a child's drive and healthy decision-making. Participants will learn about common stressors and how to move children of all ages from powerlessness to purpose, ready to take on new challenges.

Stixrud and Johnson, co-authors of "The Self-Driven Child," offer parents and guardians steps to help students improve their academic performance, enhance career success and improve emotional well-being.

Continuing professional development units are available.

For details, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

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