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In this recording from Facebook Live, Susan talk with William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, about their new book, What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. They talk about how to be a non-anxious presence in children's lives in preparation for their new class, What Do You Say? Communication Tools For Self-Driven Kids



William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist. He is the author, with Ned Johnson, of the nationally bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. He is a frequent lecturer and workshop presenter and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, Scientific American, Business Week, Barron’s, and, New York Magazine.



Ned Johnson is the president and founder of PrepMatters. A professional tutor-geek since 1993, his experience includes work with all ages and abilities in preparation for SSAT and ISEE to ACT and SAT to GMAT, GRE and LSAT. Mr. Johnson has served area students as well as clients from across the country and around the globe. He is the author, with with Dr. William Stixrud, of the nationally bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.



Things you'll learn from this episode:

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The most important outcome of childhood. (The answer may surprise you)
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How to avoid being a "non-anxious presence"

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The value of stress—when it’s manageable

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