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The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating levels of stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. And for every child or teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough.

2018-02-05T21:02:32-05:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , |

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating levels of stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. And for every child or teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough.

2018-02-05T20:54:23-05:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , |

Unleashing Potential: Giving your Teens more Control Over their Lives

Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson will provide practical ways for parents to connect with their teen! Raising their self-motivation by giving them more autonomy. They are also unveiling their new book, available for purchase at Politics and Prose, and through Amazon. We will have books available for your perusal that evening. LEARN MORE   REGISTER NOW

2018-03-25T13:43:10-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |

The Self-Driven Adolescent: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant

The Self-Driven Adolescent: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating incidence of anxiety disorders and depression in adolescents. And for every teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough. Please contact Frankie Engelking at fengelking@mcleanschool.org or (301) 299-8277 with any questions or comments.

2018-02-05T20:29:49-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , |

Maret Spring Speaker Series

The Self-Driven Child: Building Resiliency and Giving Your Kids More Control Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, both experts on anxiety, motivation, and the teenage brain, will join us for our Spring Speaker Series to discuss helping kids develop resiliency and autonomy and their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Based on their extensive experience, Bill and Ned will discuss the impacts of high stress and will provide practical ideas for supporting the development of healthy, autonomous, and motivated children. William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center and holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. Ned Johnson is founder and president of PrepMatters, a leading provider of one-on-one academic tutoring services, test preparation, and educational planning in the DC area. A professional tutor-geek since 1993, Mr. Johnson has devoted nearly 40,000 hours to one-on-one test prep for nearly the entire alphabet of tests. He is the co-author of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Oversome the Pressure and Succeed.

2018-03-17T20:43:52-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , |

The Self-Driven Adolescent: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant

The Self-Driven Adolescent: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating incidence of anxiety disorders and depression in adolescents. And for every teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough. Please contact Livia Christensen at livia.christensen@me.com or (201) 431-6772 with any questions or comments.

2018-02-05T20:05:16-05:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , |

The Self Driven Child

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating levels of stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. And for every child or teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough. Please contact Karen Duncan at karen.duncan@labschool.org or (202) 944-2238.

2018-02-05T19:25:28-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , |

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating levels of stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. And for every child or teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough. Please contact Karen O'Neill at KONeill@NorwoodSchool.org or (301) 841-2112 with additional comments and questions.

2018-02-05T20:42:27-05:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , |

The Self Driven Kid: Giving your Kids more Control

The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant Everyone in the Greater Washington area is concerned about the escalating levels of stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. And for every child or teen who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of intrinsic motivation. In this talk, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books). William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough. For additional information and questions, please contact Rich Weinfeld, rich@weinfeldeducationgroup.com, 301-275-5666

2018-02-02T02:44:31-05:00March 10th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: |

Self Control-understanding the relationship between Attention, Executive Function, Self regulation and Motivation

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a rock and roll musician who plays in the bands Larry 2.0 and Close Enough.

2018-02-01T02:17:15-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: |