Raising Resilience Presents our RESCHEDULED Speaker Event


The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

with William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson














▶ ONLINE, Wednesday, June 3, 6:30pm - 8pm ◀


This is a past event




  • link to recorded event (we encourage you to attend live to connect and participate but will provide a link to the recorded event the day after if you are unable to attend)

  • links to past recorded CONNECTIONS CAFE sessions

  • discount code for takeout from our partner restaurant for this event, Streamliner Diner (located on Bainbridge Island) Valid 6/4-6/15

  • *drawing entry to win a $100 gift card to a Bainbridge Island restaurant of your choice (donated by Steve and Karen Hall)


*Register by Sunday, May 31st.


*CURRENT TICKET HOLDERS (if you purchased a ticket for the original March date)


If you haven't heard from us and you chose/choose to hold your ticket, you will receive an email ticket confirmation that will include the extras listed above. If you will not be attending, please email us at info@raisingresilience with the subject line SDC TICKET and let us know if you would like to donate the price of your ticket to help provide scholarship tickets or prefer a refund. Thank you for waiting for the rescheduled date!


Clinical neuropsychologist, William Stixrud, Ph.D. and motivational coach and tutor, Ned Johnson, nationally-recognized authors of the best-selling book "THE SELF-DRIVEN CHILD" - as featured on NPR and in Scientific American, the Washington Post, and morewill share with Bainbridge parents how to foster resilience in our children and help set them on the real road to success in this uncertain time. 


The live online event will include practical tips for parents of different age groups (kindergarten through high school).



A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent.

In their groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges. "The Self-Driven Child" offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.



"This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” 

- Paul Tough, New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed

“Compelling, revolutionary, and wise, The Self-Driven Child empowers parents with the courage, the tools, and the mindset to reduce toxic stress, and to foster our child’s capacity for resilience, success, and optimal development. Its message – that we should trust kids to have more control over their lives – is one every parent needs to hear.” – Tina Payne Bryson, Phd (co-author of The Whole Brain Child and The Yes Brain)


“This extraordinary book shines a light into the darkness… Stixrud and Johnson do more than identify the demons – they slay them.” – Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist


“It is not an overstatement to say this is one of the most radical books and raising healthy, resilient, purpose-driven kids.” – Madeline Levine, Phd


“An invaluable resource for the thinking parent.” – Lisa Damour, author of UNTANGLED.

* As we strive to reach all families in our community, a pool of free tickets is available. Just ask! Email info@raisingresilience.org.

Thanks to our One Call for All donors for helping us provide this option!

This event is made possible in part by support from


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