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An Evening with Best Selling Author Julie Lythcott-Haims
Join Us on April 24, 2019 for an Important No-Cost Event on the Dangers of Over-Parenting
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 (2015). She is deeply interested in what prevents people from living meaningful, fulfilling lives. How to Raise an Adult emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. She received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience, and toward the end of her tenure as dean she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult has been published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED talk that became one of the top TED Talks of 2016 with over three million views, and counting. The TED talk can be accessed below.
This special event is geared for parents of kids of all ages and is sponsored by a generous grant from the Mercer County Traumatic Loss Coalition and funding from Mercer County School Districts. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th for an informative and enlightening evening.
An Evening With Julie Lythcott Haims
Wednesday, April 24th, 7pm
155 Robbinsville Edinburg Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Book Signing Opportunity!
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 over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, 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 twenty-somethings - 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.
Books will be available for purchase during the event.