According to neuropsychologist Dr. William Stixrud, parents should be their kids’ consultants not their managers. When we spend our time trying to control our kids, we weaken them and exhaust ourselves. In this episode, Diana talks with Dr. Stixrud about how to support healthy development, self-motivation, and emotional resilience in our kids.
Dr. Stixrud shares:
‧Why giving kids more sense of control sets them up to thrive
‧A more effective approach to homework battles, technology use, and underage drinking
‧The parenting magic of the words, “It’s your call”
‧How to prepare your kids for college (and it’s not practicing SAT’s!)
This episode is a game changer for parents and clinicians, but, of course, “It’s your call” if you want to listen!
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