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Book Talk and Signing

The Self-Driven Child

March 6, 2019

6:00–8:30 PM | Parkside Building, Berkeley Library

The Learning Differences and Neurodiversity (LDN) Parent Affinity Group presents a book talk with noted clinical neuropsychologist, William Stixrud, and President of Prep Matters, Ned Johnson, about their recent, widely praised book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Light refreshments will be served.

6:00–6:30 pm—Book signing
6:30–8:00 pm—Book talk and Q&A
8:00–8:30 pm—Book signing

  • Sign up for child care: $15 for the first child, $10 for siblings. (Child care runs from 6:15–8:45 pm and will be located in Parkside Building) Deadline for signing up is March 1.
  • Pre-order your paperback or hardcover copy of The Self-Driven Child now! Online orders include a discount.

More on The Self-Driven Child

Clinical neuropsychologist, William Stixrud, and his co-author, Ned Johnson, combine insights from clinical practice, brain science, and educational coaching in this deeply researched book. They offer practical advice and a vision for how parents can use a collaborative, mutually respectful approach to raise ‘self-driven’ children, who are independent and purpose-driven and who have a healthy definition of a successful and meaningful life. This book is a must-read for all parents and educators.  
 
 “Stixrud and Johnson provide compassionate, well-supported suggestions and strategies for parents to help their kids deal with ever-more-competitive academics and extracurriculars. The authors make a highly persuasive case for how parents can help their children segue from feeling stressed and powerless to feeling loved, trusted, and supported.” —Publishers Weekly
The Learning Differences and Neurodiversity (LDN) Parent Affinity Group is a forum for Lowell families and faculty to engage in discussion and provide support and resources around learning differences, neurodiversity, strengths-based, and social-emotional learning. The group holds regular meetings and hosts events to share their work with the Lowell community.