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How to Raise an Adult, While Being a Fierce Advocate for your LD Child – with Julie Lythcott Haims

Join us for this insightful talk with the author of “How to Raise an Adult” Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Stanford University.

In this talk, we discuss her book “How to Raise an Adult”, and Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twenty-somethings–and of special value to parents of teens–this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.


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Julie Lythcott Haims

I'm interested in the human experience, and I write non-fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry with the aim of helping humans thrive. I hold a BA in American Studies from Stanford University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. I am a member of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. I live in Silicon Valley with my partner of close to thirty years, our two teenagers, and my mother.

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