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How to Raise an Adult

With Noted Parenting Author Julie Lythcott-Haims

Concerned about ensuring that your kids can take charge of their lives with competence and confidence? Join us for a conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult. Drawing from research, conversations with educators and employers, and her own insights as a mother and as a student dean, she'll highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.


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Julie Lythcott-Haims
Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. The book emerged from her decade as Stanford University's Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and received the university's Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating "the" atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience. She was also known for her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. Toward the end of her tenure as dean, she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult is being published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to her TED Talk and a sequel which will be out in 2018. In the meantime, Lythcott-Haims's memoir on race, Real American, will be out in Fall 2017.

Lythcott-Haims is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of over twenty-five years, their two teenagers and her mother.


"The webinar was an excellent reminder of what is at stake and that growing an adult is what parenting is really about. Very high quality, I loved how Lythcott-Haims ties her whole presentation together. Well worth my time! Thank you."

~ How to Raise an Adult Webinar Participant