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The Science and Sense of Giving Kids and Adults Control
William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson
Worried about your kids? Research suggests stress is contagious, and there's no hiding it from our children. Fortunately, calm is contagious, too.
Can't see a clear path through college to adulthood? Gap years can help clear the view.
Worried about your kids wasting their waning weeks of vacation? Balance, rest, and a sense of control are important to their growing brains.
To help kids gain a sense of control of their lives, first make sure they're getting REM sleep.
Dr. Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, a test prep guru, are the authors of The Self-Driven Child, published by Viking Press.