Chris Thurber, author of The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure

Join us for a book launch with Dr. Chris Thurber, author of The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure, on Tuesday, September 7th at 7:30pm!

Note: We will be requiring masks and checking vaccination cards at this event. If you have an issue, please call Dan directly at (603) 583-1551.

The Right Kind of Parental Pressure Puts Kids on a Path to Success. The Wrong Kind Can Be Disastrous. Level up your parenting with this positive approach to pushing your child to be their best self.

Parents instinctively push their kids to succeed. Yet well-meaning parents can put soul-crushing pressure on kids, leading to under-performance and serious mental health problems instead of social, emotional, and academic success. So where are they going astray? According to Drs. Chris Thurber and Hendrie Weisinger, it all comes down to asking the right question. Instead of "How much pressure?", you should be thinking "How do I apply pressure?"

The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure addresses the biggest parenting dilemma of all time: how to push kids to succeed and find happiness in a challenging world without pushing them too far. The solution lies in Thurber and Weisinger's eight methods for transforming harmful pressure to healthy pressure.

Each transformation is enlivened by case studies, grounded in research, and fueled by practical strategies that you can start using right away. By upending conventional wisdom, Thurber and Weisinger provide you with the revolutionary guide you need to nurture motivation, improve your interactions with your child, build deep connections, sidestep cultural pitfalls, and, ultimately, help your kids become their best selves.

 

Praise for The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure:

"This is a great resource for any parent who wants to know how to push their kids to do their best without placing their children under toxic pressure"-- Amy Morinauthor of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do and 13 Things Strong Kids Do

"An interesting perspective on parental pressure that will be compelling to parents interested in the intersection of a child's academic success and emotional health."

-- Library Journal

 

Chris Thurber, Ph.D. is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father. He earned his BA from Harvard University in 1991 and a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1997. In 1999, after a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Thurber accepted a position as psychologist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy, a coeducational, independent school in seacoast New Hampshire.

 

Note: We will be requiring masks and checking vaccination cards at this event. If you have an issue, please call Dan directly at (603) 583-1551.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833