A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children. Pink , author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood. In How to Raise an Adult , Julie 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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My novel was initially pitched like this: Emma Bloom is a college student who returns home to Westchester during winter break to find that her mother is in the throes of a psychotic episode. I wanted to explore the toll that mental illness takes on a family, and more generally, what it means to love somebody who is sick. I was relieved to hear her say it. To me, all YA suggested was that I had failed, in some critical way, to captivate an adult audience. Editors at nearly every major publishing house disagreed with my agent.
Latest Issue. Past Issues. At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as