What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home
Date and Time:
Sep 28 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Note: Event start time is Central Time (CT).


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William R. Stixrud, Ph.D

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Founder, The Stixrud Group

Ned Johnson

Author, Speaker, and Founder, PrepMatters

What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home

Adolescence | Advice | Anxiety | Character | Connection | Conversation | Empathy | Family | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Parenting | Psychology | Relationships | Stress | Transformation | Well Being | Youth

BONUS BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are giving away copies of What Do You Say? to attendees selected at random! All details on the webinar registration page.

If you’re a parent, you’ve likely had conversations that have shocked you with how badly they went. The same kid who asked “why” non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you around age 12. And the conversations that you wish you could have—ones fueled by your desire to see your kid not just safe and healthy, but passionately engaged— feel painfully impossible to execute. The good news is that better conversations with your kids in your control. Effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. As you get better at this, so will your kids.

William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson have 60 years combined experience talking to kids one-on-one. The most common question they get when speaking to parents and educators is: What do you say? While many adults understand the importance and power of the philosophies behind the books that dominate the parenting bestseller list, parents are often left wondering how to put those concepts into action. In What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home, Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue, beginning with defining and demonstrating the basic principles of listening and speaking. They share new ways to handle specific, thorny topics of the sort that usually end in parent/kid standoffs: delivering constructive feedback to kids; discussing boundaries around technology; explaining sleep and their brains; the anxiety of current events; and family problem-solving.

Dr. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist and faculty member at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School. Mr. Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters and a sought-after speaker and teen coach for study skills, parent-teen dynamics, and anxiety management. They are the bestselling co-authors of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.

This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available later on our website and YouTube channel.