The Nora School Hosts Talk on Teens, Motivation, and Emotions

Location: 955 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

January 16, 2019 – January 16, 2019
6:30 pm

THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF TEENS:  

HOW FEELINGS IMPACT ADOLESCENTS’

LEARNING, MOTIVATION, AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

With Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

In this talk, Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson will summarize what we know about teen emotions from the perspectives of brain, mind, and body. They will discuss research and share their clinical experiences related to the role that emotions play in teens’ decision making, learning, motivation, and school performance.

Hormonal changes that begin at puberty are accompanied by rapid developments in the brain, which continue throughout adolescence.  These physiological developments dramatically change the emotional landscape for teens, as they increase young people’s capacity for pleasure, especially in the presence of peers, but also make them more easily stressed, thereby increasing their vulnerability to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.

This evening, the speakers will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful teens, ~ approaches which they discuss in their new book, The Self-Driven Child:  The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (Viking Books).  The book will be on sale at this event.

Information about our presenters can be found at http://www.nora-school.org/public-events/lecture-series.

More 2019 Events coming up at The Nora School!

February 27: Study Skills for the High School Years, with Paul Rivas

March 20: Understanding Anxiety in Teens, with Rachel Singer, Ph.D.

Doors open after 6:30 pm. Lecture begins at 7.

RSVP to events@nora-school.org

Free and open to the public, (geared to parents and professionals who work with teens)

Free Parking in the large covered garage next door

Directions:  http://www.nora-school.org/directions

More information:  http://www.nora-school.org/public-events/lecture-series