How To Raise An Adult: Break Free Of The Overparenting Trap And Prepare Your Kid For Success

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'''<p><b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b></p><p> <b>Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure</b>. . . . <b>A must-read </b>for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children. -<b>Madeline Levine</b>, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers <i>The Price of Privilege</i> and <i>Teach Your Children Well</i></p><p> <b>For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem</b>, <i>How to Raise an Adult</i> is the right book at the right time. -<b>Daniel H. Pink</b>, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers <i>Drive </i>and <i>A Whole New Mind</i><b></b><br><b></b><br><b>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</b></p><p>In <i>How to Raise an Adult</i>, 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.</p><p>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.</p>'''


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