How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult

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qJulie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children.q -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well qFor 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.q -Daniel H. Pink, author of 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 alternate 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, 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.Moreover, from the poor economy, to unemployment rates for young adults, to the high cost of living, there can be good ... own, for using our networks and knowledge to help them negotiate the world of work, and for allowing our adult children to ... supportive, we take away their need for what was once a common adolescent and young adult cry for independence. ... of a€œemerging adulthood, a€ has a new book out called Getting to 30: A Parenta#39;s Guide to the 20Something Years.1 Really?

Title:How to Raise an Adult
Author:Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher:Henry Holt and Company - 2015-06-09


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