"How to Raise an Adult" Event, April 25
On Tuesday, April 25, Priory is co-hosting an event with Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the bestselling book, "How to Raise an Adult." In the book, 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 twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book 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.
To RSVP for this event, please e-mail Prue Gersham at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your e-mail, please include the number of people attending, and that your son is a student at Priory.
Before and after Julie's talk at Burroughs, we will be hosting parent discussion groups here at Priory. These groups will meet from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the following dates:
- March 2: Sections 1 and 2 of the book
- March 30: Sections 3 and 4, plus the conclusion
- April 27: Discussion on the presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims on April 25
You can attend as many as you like, but we hope you'll join us for all three. Registration for the groups is available using the form below:
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