HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT:
Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and
Prepare Your Kid for Success
A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 * 7:00 PM
Dawson School * 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, Colorado * Athletic Center
Open to the community and free of charge
RSVP TO ENSURE SEATS: www.dawsonschool.org/Raise - NOW CLOSED
Books for purchase/book signing, refreshments, and space for parent groups and book clubs to discuss follows presentation/Q&A.
* BOOK CLUBS: Purchase book in advance from Boulder Bookstore to receive discounted price.
This event is made possible by the generosity of the
Mayer Phillips Foundation.
In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims 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 the parental 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.
Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings--and of special value to parents of teens--this book 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.
Tuesday, October 24:
7:00 p.m. - Lythcott-Haims presentation, immediately followed by Q&A/discussion
8:30 p.m. – Books available for purchase/book signing; refreshments
8:30-9:45 p.m. - Space available for parent groups and book clubs to meet and discuss
PEN – Parent Engagement Network – will be coordinating three-part followup discussions at area schools, led by area experts. Signups available at the event.
Julie Lythcott-Haims served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University. 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. In addition to nonfiction, she writes creative nonfiction, poetry, and plays. She resides in Palo Alto, California.
"A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well
"For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind