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How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success / Julie Lythcott-Haims.

Lythcott-Haims, Julie, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781250093639
  • ISBN: 1627791779
  • Physical Description: x, 356pages : illustration ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-339) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. What we're doing now -- Keeping them safe and sound -- Providing opportunity -- Being there for them -- Succumbing to the college admissions arms race -- To what end? -- Part 2. Why we must stop overparenting -- Our kids lack basic life skills -- They've been phycholoically harmed -- They're becoming "study drug" addicts -- We're hurting their job prospects -- Overparenting stresses us out, too -- The college asdmission process is broken -- Part 3. Another way -- The case for another way -- Give them unstructured time -- Teach life skills -- Teach them how to think -- Prepare them for hard work -- Let them chart their own path - Normalize struggle -- Have a wider mind-set about colleges -- Listen to them -- Part 4. Daring to parent differently -- Reclaim your self -- Be the parent you want to be
Summary, etc.: "A provocative manifesto that exposes the detrimental effects of helicopter parenting and puts forth an alternative philosophy for raising self-sufficient young adults. Across a decade as Stanford University's Dean of Freshmen, Lythcott-Haims noticed a startling rise in parental involvement in students' lives. Every year, more parents were exerting control over students' academic work, extracurriculars, and career choices, often taking matters into their own hands rather than risk their child's failure ordisappointment. Meanwhile, Lythcott-Haims encountered increasing numbers of students who, as a result of hyper-attentive parenting, lacked a strong sense of self and were poorly equipped to handle the demands of adult life. Alarmed--for the students, fortheir parents, and for society at large--she decided to fight back, with this book. In How to Raise an Adult, she draws on research, conversations with educators and employers, and her own insights as a mother and student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children and their stressed-out parents. She identifies types of helicopter parents and, while empathizing with parents' universal worries, offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing childrento 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, this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the nextgeneration can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Parenting.
Parental overprotection.
Parent and child.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Teenagers.

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