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Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times best-selling author, shared key findings from her book How to Raise an Adult, which draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own observations as a mother and as a student dean at Stanford. From Mrs. Lythcott-Haims, our audience learned:

  • In wanting the best for their children, parents often try to prevent them from struggle and strife.
  • Alternatively, by managing all aspects of their lives and padding them in bubble-wrap, we prevent them from learning how to face adversity and become resilient, independent beings who can do for themselves.  
  • Four recommended steps for teaching a child any skill: 1. Do it for them; 2. Do it with them; 3. Watch them do it and coach them; and 4. Let them do it independently – even if they fail.
  • The two things that matter the most when it comes to parenting are chores and love.

To learn more about Julie Lythcott-Haims visit: https://julielythcotthaims.com