The Glenbard Parent Series: [GPS] Navigating Healthy Families will present How to Raise an Adult and a book launch of “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult” with bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims at 7 p.m. March 16.
How has the definition of what it means to be a grownup changed? Many of the options and realities for young people have evolved in unexpected directions. When it comes to essential, basic skills, many young adults feel they’re just playing the part, struggling with anxiety,inexperience and general stress, trying to figure things out.
Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult,” will examine how to define success in today’s world. She will share inspirational and practical tips to tackle life’s most intimidating challenges, including how to achieve financial independence,cope with traumas and setbacks, and discover what gives each of us joy. Lythcott-Haimswill provide a roadmap to help guide children to becoming their own unique and confident best adult selves.
Lythcott-Haims is the former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of the bestseller”How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” which became one of the top TED Talks of the year. Her memoir on race, “Real American,” details her personal battle with the low self-esteem that racism routinely inflicts on people of color.