Join Ned Johnson (author, The Self-Driven Child) & Debbie Reber of Tilt Parenting for a follow-up Q&A session about Building Stress Tolerance & Motivation



Ned Johnson and Debbie Reber were overwhelmed (in a good way) with the response for their Building Stress Tolerance & Motivation Masterclass, but weren’t able to address many of the incredible questions submitted by attendees. This follow up event will focus primarily on answering participants questions. Here’s just a small sample of the questions Ned and Debbie will be addressing:
  • What to do when a child isn’t getting enough sleep, and stress is exacerbating the situation (and making child less open to trying new strategies)
  • How to motivate a student who, despite enjoying an activity, loses interest and quits
  • Ideas for letting children know about real-life consequences for passively made choices (in a way that doesn’t add pressure)
  • At what point does it make sense for a student to drop out of high school because they are flunking most of their classes?
  • How to support students in high-achievement communities when de-stressing at home isn’t enough to counter-balance
  • And much more!


Motivational coach and author Ned Johnson is passionate about helping kids have more control over their lives as a way to help them experience less stress, have more autonomy, and create meaningful lives for themselves. As the founder of PrepMatters, an educational company providing academic tutoring, educational planning and standardized test prep and professional “tutor-geek” since 1993, Ned has spent more than 50,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests. Ned has written for the New York Times, The Telegraph, U.S. News & World Report & The Washington Post. He is coauthor of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed and with Dr. William R. Stixrud of the national bestseller The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home.
Debbie Reber, MA, is a parenting activist, bestselling author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of Tilt Parenting, a resource, podcast, consultancy, and community with a focus on shifting the paradigm for parents raising and embracing neurodivergent children. The Tilt Parenting Podcast is the top-performing podcast for parents, caregivers, educators and professions raising and supporting neurodivergent children with more than 6 million downloads. A certified Positive Discipline trainer and a regular contributor to  ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s most recent book is Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope. in 2018, she spoke at TEDxAmsterdam, delivering a talk entitled Why the Future Will Be Differently Wired. Prior to launching Tilt, Debbie spent fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens, including Doable, Chill, and In Their Shoes, as well as more than a dozen Blue’s Clues books.


  • Live Q&A is Tuesday, May 7, from 7pm – 8pm ET
  • Replay will be available until June 7, 2024 (Zoom chat will be available, too)
  • Registrants can submit questions in advance (questions submitted in advance will be prioritized)
  • This event is aimed at parents with children ages 11 and up.


We know how critical this event is and we want to make it accessible to all, so we are using low-cost “suggested donation” model. We appreciate your supporting the costs associated with this event so those without resources can attend for free.

Part 1 of the Building Stress Tolerance & Motivation live event took place on March 27. The recording is available for replay inside the Differently Wired Club. Click here to learn more and join.


Tilt Parenting, LLC is an educational resource, podcast, consultancy, and community with a focus on positively shifting the way neurodifferences in children are perceived, experienced, and supported, and supporting parents raising differently wired™ kids so these exceptional kids can thrive in their schools, in their families, and in their lives. It was founded by Debbie Reber in 2016.




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