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A Comedy Self-help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less!

Do you want self-driven kids?

Aug 9, 2019

This week, Lisa and Misty have a very special guest host on to review the national bestseller The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud, Ph.D and Ned Johnson. (Or as we like to call them, Bill and Ned.) 

Our very special guest host is none other than Heather Stinnett -- Misty's big sister!

And let us tell you... THIS BOOK BLOWS OUR MINDS. Even if you don't have kids, there is something here for you!


About the authors...

William Stixrud, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist and a faculty member at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School. He lectures widely on the adolescent brain, meditation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He has published several influential scientific articles and is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation.

Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, a tutoring service in Washington, DC, and the coauthor of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed. A sought-after speaker and teen coach for study skills, parent-teen dynamics, and anxiety management, his work has been featured on NPR, NewsHour, U.S. News & World Report, Time, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Heather covers every chapter over the course of this special two-part Self-Driven Child Book Review:

  • Introduction: Why a Sense of Control is Such a Big Deal
  • Chapter 1: The Most Stressful Thing in the Universe
  • Chapter 2: "I Love You Too Much to Fight with You About Your Homework": The Parent as Consultant
  • Chapter Three: "It's Your Call": Kids as Decision Makers
  • Chapter Four: The Non-Anxious Presence: How to Help Your Kids Find a Sense of Control by Finding Your Own
  • Chapter Five: Inner-Drive: How to Help Your Kids Develop Motivation
  • Chapter Six: Radical Downtime
  • Chapter Seven: Sleep: The Most Radical Downtime
  • Chapter Eight: Taking a Sense of Control to School
  • Chapter Nine: Wired 24/7: Taming the Beast of Technology
  • Chapter Ten: Exercising the Brain and Body
  • Chapter Eleven: Navigating Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Chapter Twelve: The SAT, ACT, and Other Four-Letter Words
  • Chapter Thirteen: Who's Ready for College?
  • Chapter Fourteen: Alternate Routes

Check out the author's website and purchase a copy here

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Do yourselves a favor and read this book, you lovelies!