SCC welcomes  Julie Lythcott-Haims,  noted author and former dean of freshman at Stanford University, to our com munity. Her book,  How to Raise an Adult , presents a convincing vision of the problems inherent in overprotected, overparented, over-scheduled kids. She then
offers a sma rt, compassionate alternative approach for parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance.

Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, conversations with admissions officers, educators, and high school college counselors, and her own insights as a mother and as a dean at Stanford University to highlight the ways in which overparenting impedes children’s independence, stresses out their parents, and costs society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical 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 twenty-somethings – and of special value to parents of teens – this presentation 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.

Please join us for this important presentation which will include a Q&A session as well as a book signing afterwards.

when:  Monday, May 2
time: doors open 6:30pm for general admission. Presentation with Q&A runs 7:00 – 9:00 pm
where:  McLean High School Auditorium
cost:  $20.00 plus ticket fee, tickets must be purchased in advance
“Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children.” -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege  and  Teach Your Children Well and past SCC guest lecturer.