Parents should be consultants, not managers

Dr. William Stixrud, author of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives, recommends that parents be their kids’ consultants, not their managers. And in this 50-minute interview, well worth the listen, he shares some great advice including:

• Why giving kids more sense of control sets them up to thrive
• A more effective approach to homework battles and technology use
• The parenting magic of the words, “It’s your call”
• How to prepare your kids for college (and it doesn’t involve preparing for standardized tests)