The Self-Driven Child: Promoting A Strong Sense of Control in Kids to Foster Learning, Motivation, and Mental Health
Monday April 15, 2019
4817 Odessa Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Schedule and More:
Check-in: 8:30 Program 9:00-3:00
Lunch provided. CPE credits provided.
Scholarships are available! Contact Brenda Worley for more details!
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Everyone who works with kids today is concerned about the unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, and unhappiness that children and adolescents are experiencing. Educators are also concerned about the number of kids who are either obsessively driven to achieve academic success or unmotivated to work hard in school. In this workshop, Dr. Stixrud will explain a crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low intrinsic motivation, namely a low sense of control. Extensive research has indicated that a healthy sense of control or autonomy is associated with virtually everything we want for our children (and ourselves),including good health, a positive mood, freedom from excessive anxiety, self motivation, and academic and career success. Conversely, a low sense of control is associated with negative outcomes in virtually every area studied. In this workshop, Dr. Stixrud will share important research and extensive clinical experience, and he will offer many suggestions for supporting the development of a strong sense of control in students. Many of the suggestions are discussed in his new book (co-written with Ned Johnson), The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books).
Topics will include empowering students to make their own
decisions and learn from their mistakes; the wisdom of parents and teachers
being a 'consultant" to kids rather than a manager or enforcer; the
benefits young people gain when parents and other adults serve as a non anxious
presence in their lives; the challenges of 24/7 engagement and technology; the
importance for young people of "radical downtime'; the wisdom of giving
kids an accurate model of what it takes to create a successful and satisfying
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