Parent Ed: What Do You Say? Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance and Resilience
Tue, Dec 7 5:30pm-6:45pm
Meyerholz Elementary

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About this event

If you're a parent, you've likely had conversations when you thought, "How did that go so badly?" The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught.

William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson have 60 years combined experience talking to kids one-on-one, and the most common question they get when speaking to parents and educators is: What do you say?

In their new book, What Do You Say?, Stixrud and Johnson show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue, beginning with the basic principles of listening and speaking. They share new ways to handle topics like resilience, mental health, motivation, boundaries around technology, and family problem-solving.

Dr. William Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist and a faculty member at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School. He is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation.

Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters and a sought-after speaker, writer, and teen coach on study skills, parent-teen dynamics, and anxiety management. Stixrud and Johnson are the bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child.

Parents, caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission.

This special presentation is sponsored by the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF), in partnership with The Parent Venture. CEEF is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise and leverage private support to ensure ongoing exceptional educational opportunities for all students in CUSD.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture, cmargot@parentventure.org. The Parent Education Series is a program of The Parent Venture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.