C.A.S.E. is thrilled that our close friend and colleague, Dr. Stixrud, and his co-author Mr. Johnson have agreed to visit our office during their national book tour to present this webinar to our audience of adoptive family members and mental health professionals.
Everyone who works with kids is concerned about the escalating levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems in children and teens. And for every child or adolescent who is crippled by anxiety or under performing because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of true intrinsic motivation. In this webinar, Dr. William Stixrud and Mr. Ned Johnson will discuss a crucial link between high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control. They will briefly share research and clinical experience related to the benefits children and teens experience when adults foster a healthy sense of control. They will also consider the specific challenges of supporting a sense of agency in children from foster care and adoptive families.
Based on their new nationally bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child, parents will learn important strategies and approaches to support the development of a sense of control or autonomy in their children. Topics will include:
- fostering a strong sense of control to lower stress and build self-motivation
- empowering kids to make their own decisions
- the wisdom of parents being “consultants” to their kids
- the benefits kids gain when parents are a non-anxious presence
- helping kids manage technology and get enough sleep
- strategies for supporting kids who struggle in school without compromising their autonomy
Join us LIVE on Thursday, January 24th 2019 1PM – 2:30PM EST
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William R. Stixrud, PhD., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Children’s National Medical Center, and he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Stixrud has published articles and book chapters and has lectured extensively on topics related to adolescent brain development, motivation, meditation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He is widely quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Barron’s, and Vogue. Dr. Stixrud, an adult adopted person, 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.
Ned Johnson is an author, speaker, and founder of PrepMatters, an educational company providing academic tutoring, educational planning, and standardized test preparation. A professional “tutor-geek” since 1993, Ned has spent nearly 40,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests and honing his insightful interpersonal skills. A battle-tested veteran of test prep, stress regulation and student performance, Ned coaches clients to manage their anxiety and find the motivation to reach their full potential. He is also the co-author of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help.