Parenting: Self-Actualized, Competent, Capable, Confident Adults

Wednesday, February 6th 2019

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As I am now on a journey to better understand how to deal partner with helicopter parents, I came across this wonderfully inspiring and succinct overview of How to Raise an Adult by Standford Dean Julie Lythcott-Haims.

Just the title alone warms my cockles as I have long asserted I do not aspire to raise children per se, but future adults!

Long-term risks of helicopter parenting [4:38]: 


And here’s her great Ted Talk;

How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims [14:16]:


And this fascinating little quiz:



“Our job as a parent is to put ourselves out of a job.” 


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