In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, conversations with admissions officers, educators, employers and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, 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. (description taken from Amazon.com)
Hear Charles M. Blow, a New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008, share his reflections on parenting and the transition of children to adults. This column will ring true for first-year families, but also reflects the continuum of transition throughout the college experience.