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How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 6:00 PM
Fusion Academy and Sierra Canyon School are extremely excited to welcome renowned author and speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims. She 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. She will be presenting on how micromanaging and high expectations from parents might not be setting students up for success.
Seats are limited! This event is free to all who attend, but tickets are required.
About Our Speaker
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, and 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 and Adult is being published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED Talk that came out in September of 2016, and a sequel which will be out in 2018. In the meantime, her memoir on race, Real American, will be out in Fall 2017.
Julie is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California Colege of the Arts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of over twenty-five years, their two teenagers, and her mother.