Redwood City Speaker Series
This is one event in a multiyear speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship between Redwood City, California, and Stanford GSB Executive Education.
Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult
Book signing to take place after the author’s talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
|September 8, 2016
|5:30 – 7:00pm
Doors open at 5:00 and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Free and open to the community
2215 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
About the Speaker
Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as dean of freshmen at Stanford University, where she was known for both her fierce advocacy for students and her equally fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students.
Her New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success 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 parents regarding the 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.
Posted on Cynthia Klein’s bridges2understa.wpstagecoach.com website. Cynthia is a parenting educator.