HHTR Flashback Favorite – Launching Kids into Life: Supporting Our Children as They Transition Back to School and Beyond with Jessica Lahey & Julie Lythcott-Haims

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 22, 2018 


Raising a capable, competent, and resilient human being is what most parents strive for…


But, how to achieve that goal may go against their nurturing nature. This is why Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen asked parenting gurus,  Jessica Lahey and Julie Lythcott-Haims for tips on how parents can guide without guilt.

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Jessica Lahey — Mistakes are Learning Opportunities:
● The lesson Jessica learned during the writing of The Gift of Failure. [1:52]
● Elevating personal goals over external motivators. [6:52]
● Why over-parenting doesn’t work. [9:49]
● Desirable difficulties and how to parents can respond to them. [14:42]
● It’s all about the long game for parents.  [16:52]

Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. She is an English and writing teacher, correspondent for the Atlantic, commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes the “Parent-Teacher Conference” column for the New York Times. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims — Resilience is the Key:
● 3 Tips for not depriving children of their sense of being. [30:10]
● Do your kids have a narrow view of what success is? [40:13]
● How to allow space and opportunity for failure. [43:39]
● The pitfalls of helicopter or tiger parenting. [45:25]
● Where does courage come from? [48:56]

Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared in a TED Talk and two TEDx Talks as well as in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Parents. She holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto.

Julie Lythcott Haims
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