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Stanford University Dean offers parents advice on How to Raise an Adult

In her new book How to Raise an Adult, former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott- Haims tells readers “Our job as parents is to put ourselves out of a job.”   At The Rhoades School, we often say that it is important to let kids fail and fail often because it is through small failures and mistakes that we learn and grow.   Lythcott -Haims cautions parents, “When children don’t know their homework assignment – that’s not your problem to solve.  The best way for a kid to learn is to have that uncomfortable feeling, to experience consequences that are tiny in the grand scheme of things.”    To read more see recent LA Times article here.  To see Tedx click here.

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