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Raising Self-Motivated and Resilient Kids with Dr. William Stixrud

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 • 26 Adar 5778

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for an enlightening talk with Dr. William Stixrud titled: "The Self-Driven Adolescent: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress-Resistant" 

Free of charge. Suggested donation: $18/person.

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 will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. He will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children, approaches which he and his co-author, Ned Johnson, 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.

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