Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Nobody wants to be called a helicopter parent, and few people understand this better than Julie Lythcott-Haims, the former freshmen dean at Stanford University, parent of a Reedie (’21), and author of the New York Times bestselling book, How to Raise an Adult. A self-proclaimed helicopter parent herself, Lythcott-Haims will help us understand the phenomenon, why it’s harmful, and what we need to do to help our Reedies really thrive.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is deeply interested in what prevents humans from thriving. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the "Top TED Talks of 2016," with 2.5 million views and counting. Her second book is the prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience with American racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of close to thirty years, their teenagers, and her mother.

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Vollum College Center, Vollum lecture hall
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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