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Do you and your kids argue about homework every night?

Does your child do the bare minimum on assignments or leave them to the last minute?


Do you wish you could be the loving, caring, supportive parent
instead of the "Homework Boss"?

In this class, we'll explore the importance of helping children develop a sense of agency and responsibility so that your role becomes a consultant and supporter, rather than a boss.

In this excerpt from the bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson explain why kids need to be responsible for their own decisions:

"High school and college students have steadily reported lower and lower levels of internal locus of control (the belief that they can control their own destiny) and higher levels of external locus of control (the belief that their destiny is determined by external forces).

This change has been associated with an increased vulnerability to anxiety and depression. In fact adolescents and young adults today are 5 to 8 times more likely to experience the symptoms of an anxiety disorder thing young people were at earlier times, including the great depression, World War II, and the Cold War.

Without a healthy sense of control, kids feel powerless and overwhelmed and will often become passive or resigned. When they are denied the ability to make meaningful choices, they are at risk of becoming anxious, struggling to manage anger, becoming self-destructive, or self-medicating."


Self-driven children are less anxious, more responsible, and better prepared for life.

Read on for what we'll cover in our new Master Class.

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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.
Susan Stiffelman is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, an educational therapist and a highly lauded speaker. She is the author Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected and Parenting With Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids (an Eckhart Tolle Edition).Susan offers online events for parents around the world on topics like Raising Tweens and Teens, Parenting in the Digital Age, and Raising Siblings and also hosts a monthly support group with Wendy Behary on Co-Parenting with a Narcissist.
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Not familiar with The Self-Driven Child?
Here is what readers are saying:
“Sometimes the most helpful thing we can do as parents is to parent our children a little less. This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents on how to pull back, when to engage and when to let go. Read it. Your children will thank you.”
—Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed


“William Stixrud and Ned Johnson focus on the ways that children today are being denied a sense of controlling their own lives—doing what they find meaningful, and succeeding, or failing, on their own. Screen time, the authors say, is part of the problem, but so are well-meaning parents and schools, who are unwittingly taking from children the opportunities they need to grow stronger, more confident, and more themselves.”
 – Scientific American


“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. Instead of thinking of yourself as your child's boss or manager, try consultant.”
 —NPR
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We'll cover:

How to reduce or even eliminate arguments over homework

The surprising link between anxiety, depression, and kids whose parents oversee their homework

What to do when a teacher complains that your child's work is not up to his or her potential

How to help kids develop a sense of responsibility for their schoolwork

Handling concerns about grades and college admissions

The numerous benefits that come when kids take charge of their homework

Why arguing about homework compromises the parent-child relationship

The importance of being our kids' confidante and safe home-base

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FAQs
Is this a live session?
This session will be live on August 22 at 12 PM PDT. The replay recording will then be available to watch at your convenience! Use this handy converter to find the local time of the class in your time zone.
How long is the session?
The session is 75 minutes long.
How long can I listen to the replay?
There is no expiration date on the replay recording. It’s yours to listen to now and in the future!
What age child is this appropriate for?
The material covered in this class is for parents and their toddlers, grade school kids, tweens and teens.
Do you offer scholarships?
Scholarships are available for parents in need of financial assistance. Please email support@susanstiffelman.com for more information.


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