William Stixrud

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and founder of The Stixrud Group. He is a member of the teaching faculty at Children’s National Medical Center and an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Stixrud is the author, with Ned Johnson, of the nationally bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books).

He is a frequent lecturer and workshop presenter and the author of several articles and book chapters on topics related to adolescent brain development, stress and sleep deprivation, integration of the arts in education, and meditation. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, Scientific American, Business Week, Barron’s, and, New York Magazine. Also, Dr. Stixrud is a long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a member or the rock and roll band Close Enough.

Dr. Stixrud holds a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He did his pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric and Clinical Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Boston, as a fellow of the Harvard Medical School, and he received his post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Tufts New England Medical Center. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Stixrud worked as a staff neuropsychologist at the Children’s National Medical Center and the Georgetown University Medical School.

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Without realizing it, countless parents are so eager to ensure their kids' success that they rob their children of the will and wherewithal to forge a path into the unknown. A growing number of children feel stressed and out of control in the face of the unknown and often carry that sense of helplessness with them into adulthood. Psychoneurologist William Stixurd and life coach Ned Johnson lend their decades of expertise working with children and adolescents and combine it with the latest research on the subject to offer parents a new framework for restoring a sense of confidence and inner motivation that their kids need to excel in life.

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