San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Parenting with Purpose Speaker Series . . . How to Raise an Adult (Community Book Read!)
Topic description: Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as Stanford’s Dean of Freshmen to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. Julie’s message is as relevant to parents of toddlers as it is to parents of teenagers, and even twenty-somethings. While empathizing with the parental hopes and fears that lead to overhelping, Julie 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.
Julie Lythcott-Haims served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared on TEDx talks and in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Julie holds a BA from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard Law School, and is pursuing an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. In addition to nonfiction, she writes creative nonfiction, poetry, and plays. She resides in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, their two teenagers, and her mother.
NOTE: Childcare will not be available for this event.