"How to Raise an Adult" Author to Speak April 25


Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult, will speak at John Burroughs School April 25, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by JBS, Priory, Whitfield, and Ladue (LEF, LHWHSPA & LMSPA). Tickets are free, but are limited to middle and high school parents (due to capacity). RSVP to pgersh@jburroughs.org.

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.

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.