Summary of How to Raise Successful Kids – Without Over-Parenting

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How to Raise Successful Kids – Without Over-Parenting summary
Good parenting is as simple as “love and chores.”


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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.


A harmful parenting trend is emerging. Hovering, overinvolved mothers and fathers are unwittingly impeding their kids’ development. These parents micromanage all aspects...
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About the Speaker

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult, a modern parenting guide.

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