“Julie Lythcott-Haims can be a national treasure. . . . A must-read for each parent who senses that there is usually a healthier and saner method to raise our kids.” -Madeline Levine, author with the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well
“For parents who wish to foster hearty self-reliance rather than hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult will be the right book for the right time.” -Daniel H. Pink, author from the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind
A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternative solution philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood
In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, additionally, on her own insights as being a mother and to be a student dean to focus on the ways during which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society as a whole. While empathizing together with the parental hopes and, especially, fears contributing to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline value of allowing children to produce their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination needed for success.
Relevant to oldsters of toddlers along with of twentysomethings-and of special value to oldsters of teens-this book is really a rallying cry for individuals who wish to be sure that the next generation usually takes charge of their unique lives with competence and confidence.