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  • Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
  • Written by: Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Narrated by: Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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How to Raise an Adult

Written by: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Narrated by: Julie Lythcott-Haims
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Publisher's Summary

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 20-somethings - and of special value to parents of teens - this audiobook 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Julie Lythcott-Haims (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

"Julie 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." (Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times best sellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well)
"For 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." (Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times best sellers Drive and A Whole New Mind)

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Parenting game changer. Thank you for this eye opening book!

This books is a must read for parents of my generation. I can honestly say that it’s given me the insights to be the successful parent that I always wanted to be. Up until I read this book, I thought being super mom would ensure my kid’s success. I have now refined my role as a parent and released my son into his own journey.

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Great insight

This was a well laid out parenting book that really opens your eyes to the challenges faced by parents and children. My only complaint was the very heavy emphasis on post secondary issues and the pressures striving for that can cause. Parenting is a little more multi faceted than only wanting your children to get into a great uni or college.

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How to Raise an Adult

It was refreshing to read this book. It reinforced the values and ideals which I was raised with. It took me back to the basics of life. Where children were given responsibilities at a young age onward. I thought the author was spot on about rethinking what we’re doing with youth today.

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exceptional

This book made me cry a lot of times, making me realize that I am one of "those" parents. I am going to change for my son's sanity and my own. I want my son to be an independent, responsible and happy kid. thank you!

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Amazing book

A brilliant guideline for parents to raise their offspring accordingly. I have jotted down a lot of notes and am happy for listening to it.

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Excellent

Must read for parents of teens!! This audiobook is comprehensive and hits the mark! The cult of overparenting has to stop.

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A must read for every parent...

It really help me understand how parents can make the difference on raising happy and independent adults versus anxious and dependent children...

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Could have been more compact

The book is too long given the content. Could have been more compact but contains good advice

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