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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Thriving Child by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, read by Kaleo Griffin.

As parents we all want the best for our children, but so often we give in to societal pressures which can result in us overmanaging every aspect of their lives leaving them overwhelmed, overscheduled and lacking motivation. This can terrifyingly lead to mental health problems as adolescents and adults. How can we prevent this happening to our children? 

Over their combined 60 years of practice, William Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, the founder of an elite tutoring agency, have worked with thousands of children all facing this problem. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. In this groundbreaking book, they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, stress-proof and ready to take on new challenges. 

The Thriving Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioural therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years. They will teach you how to set your child on the real road to success and share their successful techniques to show you the best ways of helping your child to: 

  • Reduce their stress and anxiety. 
  • Foster independent thinking. 
  • Find their internal motivation. 
  • Achieve their full potential. 
  • Transform defiance into decision making. 
  • Tame rebellious tendencies. 

The Thriving Child is essential listening for every parent and demonstrates precisely how nurturing independent thinking and collaborating with your children rather than micromanaging them will lead to happier, smarter and stress-free kids.

©2018 Dr William Stixrud (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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"Sometimes the most helpful thing we can do as parents is to parent our children a little less. This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents on how to pull back, when to engage and when to let go. Read it. Your children will thank you." (Paul Tough, New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed.) 

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