Tweens and teens often procrastinate. And when they do, parents may resort to threats, bribes, and/or pep talks. Some parents may lose it and say something like this, “Your whole future is riding on your SAT scores. When the hell are you going to start studying?!” Guess what? Those choice words only add to the pressure your child is already feeling. And nobody works better under pressure. According to Dr. Hendrie “Hank” Weisinger, “Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena.” Not what we are going for. Pressure situations are part of every child’s life. That’s not going to change. Annie talks with Hank about ways parents can help their kids perform under pressure.
About Hendrie Weisinger (@PressureTweets)
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger is an influential psychologist and two-time New York Times bestselling author. Performing under pressure, giving and taking criticism, managing emotions, responding effectively to the feelings and emotions of others, motivating oneself and others and resolving conflict are all “emotional intelligence skills” that are part of Dr. Weisinger’s expertise that has been recognized and sought out by leading business schools, influential government agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, and dozens of professional organizations such as The Young Presidents’ Organization. He is a popular blogger for PsychologyToday.com, Huffington Post, and other sites. Dr. Weisinger’s books include Emotional Intelligence at Work, The Genius of Instinct and the recent New York Times Bestseller Performing Under Pressure. Learn more at HendrieWeisingerPhd.com
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