The Self-Driven Child
BY WILLIAM STIXRUD AND NED JOHNSON
The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud, a psychologist, is absolutely the best evidence-based book on children motivation for a good reason.
This book accurately identifies the most common things that causes the lack of motivation in children, and proper solution. It helps parents move from being their child’s manager to being their consultant.
The foundation for the advice is a clear understanding of the brain structure and development based on neuroscience and psychology. Each chapter ends with a summary and activities that encourage parents to apply the information in a practical way. Parents are given ideas and best conditions to set their kids up for success.
This is a must-read for every parent who wants to raise successful and self-motivated kids.