Julie Lythcott-Haims is a former Dean of Freshmen. She received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience at Stanford University. Additionally, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting and her work has appeared on TEDx talks and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Julie Lythcott-Haims speaks and writes on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting and the dangers of a check-listed childhood — the subject of her book, “How to Raise an Adult.” Her viral TED talk on the same topic teaches parents not to overparent. Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford Dean with degrees from Stanford, Harvard, and California College of the Arts. So much to gain from this interview on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast with Julie Lythcott-Haims.
School closures from the coronavirus are forcing more than 55 million K-12 students in the U.S. to learn from home. CBS News contributor Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Over- Parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil to discuss which kids who could lose out the most through distance learning and what could be the lasting impact of this new normal. She offers advice to parents to help their children succeed and assures America's youth have proven resilient in times of crisis. As a former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, Lythcott-Haims also discusses the unique challenges facing college students away from their campuses.
Episode 108 - Julie Lythcott-Haims Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie's bio: "We humans need agency in order to make our way forward; I am deeply interested in what impedes us. My first book, the 2015 New York Times bestseller How to Raise an Adult, details how a parent can rob a child from developing agency by over-parenting. It emerged from my decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where I was known for my fierce advocacy for young adults and my fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students which was becoming a nationwide trend. I received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience, and toward the end of my tenure as dean I began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult has been published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED talk that became one of the top TED Talks of 2016 with over 4 million views, as well as a forthcoming sequel on how to be an adult, for young adults. Two years later I published Real American: A Memoir, a critically-acclaimed and award-winning memoir which examines racism through my experience as a Black and biracial person. In it, I detail my personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color, and depict how microaggressions in addition to blunt-force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through my path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” In addition to publishing two non-fiction books, my work has appeared throughout the media including in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement of London, the Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, Parents, AsUs, the PBS News Hour, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Today Show, National Public Radio and its affiliates, C-SPAN, the TD Jakes Show, and numerous podcasts and radio shows. I serve on the boards of Foundation for a College Education in East Palo Alto, CA, Global Citizen Year, in Oakland, CA, Common Sense Media, in San Francisco, and on the advisory board of Lean In in Menlo Park, CA. I am a member of the Peninsula chapter of Threshold Choir and I volunteer with the hospital program No One Dies Alone. I am a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and I hold a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my partner of over thirty years, our two teenagers, and my mother." Click here to visit her website: www.julielythcott-haims.com Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
This week we have a special conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Find out more about Julie Lythcott-Haims on her website, www.julielythcotthaims.com. -- Interested in learning more? You can buy Julie's new book, Time to Parent, here: bit.ly/timetoparentbook. You can also visit juliemorgenstern.com for more tips and tools. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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