Parenting exists on a spectrum that ranges from reckless absenteeism to suffocating mollycoddling. Both extremes can impede kids’ development, though a shift toward the latter style of child-rearing is materializing. Julie Lythcott-Haims, dean of freshmen at Stanford University, cautions against chasing steep ambitions for your children and micromanaging their lives. She proposes a parenting framework of “love and chores” that fosters individualism and volition. getAbstract believes all parents will find thoughtful lessons in Lythcott-Haims’s wry yet impassioned lecture.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why overinvolved parenting hinders child development;
- Why parents must broaden their definition of success; and
- How to raise happy, successful children.
About the Speaker
Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult, a modern parenting guide.
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