Parenting Essentials: How to Raise an Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, roots for humans. Humans need agency in order to make their way forward and Julie is deeply interested in what impedes us. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the top TED Talks of 2016. This book, is the topic of our episode today.
Julie’s work has appeared throughout the media including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, Parents, the PBS News Hour, National Public Radio and its affiliates and C-SPAN. She serves on several boards including, Common Sense Media, in San Francisco, and the advisory board of Lean In in Menlo Park, CA. She also sings with the Peninsula chapter of Threshold Choir and volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.
Julie’s second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. A third book on how to be an adult, for young adults, is forthcoming.