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Author: Ned Johnson, William Stixrud Narrator: Kaleo Griffith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9780525529934
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Clinical neuropsychologist and test prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work helping kids struggling at school or battling anxiety and depression to make a radical new case for giving children more control over their lives

A few years ago, Ned Johnson and Bill Stixrud started noticing the same problem from different angles. Johnson runs PrepMatters, an elite tutoring service that teaches kids how to perform better on standardized tests. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps young patients suffering from ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, and depression. When they started trading notes, they realized they were seeing the same trend: even high-performing kids are acutely stressed because they feel they have no control over their lives.

Many of us know we're putting too much pressure on our kids--and on ourselves--but how do we get off this crazy train? We want our children to succeed, to be their best, and to do their best, but the pressure on them to perform inside and outside the classroom is damaging the modern family and crippling them in the long term. How do we fix this?

Johson and Stixrud want parents to understand why giving their children a sense of control is so important both from a neurobiological and a psychological perspective. The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, concrete advice, and case studies drawn from the thousands of children and adolescents Johnson and Stixrud have helped over the years to teach parents how to unlock their children's potential and set them on the real road to success. Download and start listening now!


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About the Author

Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, a leading tutoring and test-prep service in Washington, DC. He is the coauthor of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Students Overcome the Pressure and Succeed and is a sought-after speaker and a teen coach for study skills, parent-teen dynamics, and anxiety management. His work has been featured on NPR and NewsHour and in US News & World Report, Time, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Newsweek.

About the Narrator

Kaleo Griffith is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and classically trained actor. He graduated cum laude from Franklin Pierce University with a BA in theater, holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has appeared in such television series as Law & Order and Reggie’s Family & Friends, among others.