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Julie Lythcott-Haims

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Child for Success

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 - Thu, Nov 17, 2016

| Free

TED talks live: Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting (video, Nov 2015)

Getting In: A podcast about the college admissions process with Julie Lythcott Haims

HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT Julie Lythcott-Haims’ web site

Julie Lythcott-Haims (@DeanJulie) | Twitter

How to Raise an Adult | Facebook

Parent Presentation Notes for “How to Raise an Adult”

In this presentation Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, as well as her own insights as a mother of teens and a university 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 techniques that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

RaiseAnAdultLythcott-Haims served as an award-winning Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University for over a decade. She hosts the podcast “Getting In” which offers students and parents sound advice about the college application process, and which serves as an antidote to the college admission “arms race.” Lythcott-Haims is deeply interested in humans living lives of meaning and purpose, and in removing the obstacles that can get in the way. She enjoys working with people of all ages interested in finding their authentic selves. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty-somethings and of special value to parents of teens, this presentation 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. Join us and learn insightful strategies to raise self sufficient, happier, and more successful young people.

Students are encouraged to attend this free presentation which is open to the pubic and no registration is required.


Wednesday, November 16 at  7:00pm – Glenbard West Auditorium AND
Thursday, November 17 at noon – Marquardt Administration Center

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