Butler School District 53 issued the following announcement on Sept. 30.
Even high-performing kids can be acutely stressed and lacking motivation, said two authors who are presenting about the topic at the Hinsdale District 86 and District 181 Community Speaker Series.
A few years ago, clinical neuropsychologist William Stixrud, Ph.D. and teen motivational coach Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Smart, motivated students were were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. They co-authored a book, The Self-Driven Child, combining cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from thousands of kids and teens. In this presentation, they will discuss today’s common stressors and describe compassionate, concrete solutions to help children of all ages move from feelings of powerlessness to purpose, ready to take on new challenges on the real road to success.
The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by using the registration links below:
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.: The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. Hinsdale
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. Hinsdale
Original source can be found here.
Source: Butler School District 53