American kids are grappling with chronic stress and toxic anxiety, even as parents seek the balance between "helicopter" and "free-range" parenting. Ned Johnson, co-author of a new book, "The Self-Driven Child" says brain science shows that stress has physical effects on the developing brain with long-term ramifications. So what's a parent to do? In the "Self-Driven Child," he advocates for a radical shift in the dynamic between parent and child to develop greater self-reliance and resilience in children.
GUEST: Ned Johnson, co-author of "The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives." He is the founder of a tutoring service in Washington, DC, as well as a teen study skills coach.