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Our kids suffer more stress and anxiety today than children did a century ago. Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Bill Stixrud and testing guru Ned Johnson explain why and what we can do about it in their new work The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Whether your child makes herself sick getting straight A's or has mastered the art of procrastination, whether she's just starting preschool or waiting for the college acceptance letters, our guests have an important message for us all about our true role as parents. x Ellie Knaus

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GUESTS: Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, DC Metro’s premier provider of academic tutoring services, test preparation and educational planning. Dr. Bill Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist. He’s a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington School of Medicine. Together they have written THE SELF-DRIVEN CHILD: THE SCIENCE AND SENSE OF GIVING YOUR KIDS MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR LIVES (Feb 13 2018).


Special Thanks to Owen O’Neill: sound engineering and Jeremy Turner: original theme composition


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