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October 22, 2021

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William Stixrud PhD & Ned Johnson- “What Do You Say?”

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Join Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson as they discuss their new parenting book WHAT DO YOU SAY? about how to talk with your teens. Purchase WHAT DO YOU SAY? here: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781984880369

Join us for the next chapter in our Parenting Series to learn how to more effectively and empathetically talk to your pre-teen and teen. Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, coauthors of The Self-Driven Child, have over 60 years of combined experience helping kids and parents communicate with each other. In their new book, What Do You Say?, Johnson and Stixrud show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue, beginning with defining and demonstrating the basic principles of listening and speaking. They will discuss 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. What Do You Say? is a manual and map that will immediately transform parents’ ability to navigate complex terrain and train their minds and hearts to communicate ever more successfully.

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 is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation.

Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters 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.

Advance praise/reviews for What Do You Say?:

“In an age when childhood anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, parents need, more than ever, tools for communicating effectively with children. What Do You Say? could not have arrived at a better time and is essential reading for today’s parents.” – Booklist

“Full of easy-to-implement tips… this is a resource parents will return to.” -Publishers Weekly starred review

"A must-read game-changer for all parents that has already changed my life." – Julie Lythcott Haims, the author of How to Raise an Adult.

"A must-read for any parent who finally wants to stop arguing, bickering, and negotiating with their kids, but who also wants their children to succeed and do well in life." – Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR reporter and author of Hunt, Gather, Parent.

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