When my daughter was just 6 years old, I first picked up the book How To Raise An Adult. I devoured it. I earmarked pages. I told every parent I knew to read this book. Today, I am thrilled to have the author, Julie Lythcott-Haims as my guest. Julie...
When my daughter was just 6 years old, I first picked up the book How To Raise An Adult. I devoured it. I earmarked pages. I told every parent I knew to read this book. Today, I am thrilled to have the author, Julie Lythcott-Haims as my guest. Julie is a writer, speaker, teacher, mentor, and activist, Her mission has always been to be of service to others, and through her books, Julie is helping us to raise and be adults.
Let’s face it, adulting is hard, and Julie believes our job as parents is to prepare our kids to be adults, to function without us, essentially to put ourselves out of a job. Her newest book, Your Turn, How to Be an Adult, was just released in paperback and is a must-read for all parents and young adults on the topic of adulting. In this conversation, Julie and I are talking about helicopter parenting, the influence of social media on children, how college admissions are impacting our children and so, so much more.
Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and activism.
She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. Her third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, has been called a “groundbreakingly frank” guide to adulthood.
Julie holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard Law, and California College of the Arts. She currently serves on the boards of Common Sense Media, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Narrative Magazine, and on the Board of Trustees at California College of the Arts. She serves on the advisory boards of LeanIn.Org, Parents magazine, and Baldwin For the Arts.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother.
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