Madrona School is supporting Bainbridge Island's Raising Resilience on bringing this important talk to our community:
What really matters when it comes to helping a child become a competent, confident, caring adult? Could it be that well-intentioned, hyper-involved parenting practices as well as the ever-rising pressures for student high achievement actually hurt rather than help kids develop these traits? In her book HOW to RAISE AN ADULT, based on extensive research and her 10 years of experience as Stanford's Dean of Freshmen students, Julie Lythcott-Haims, details why the answer is YES. In her presentation she will explore what needs to change if we want to stop limiting kids' ability to become self-reliant adults. Parents with children of all ages will benefit from her message--it is never too early to help children begin to build the skills needed to become thriving adults.