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Redwood City Speaker Series

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This is one event in a multiyear speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship between Redwood City, California, and Stanford GSB Executive Education.

Upcoming Events

Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Book signing to take place after the author’s talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Date September 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:00pm​
Doors open at 5:00 and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost Free and open to the community
Location Fox Theatre
2215 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063

About the Speaker

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as dean of freshmen at Stanford University, where she was known for both her fierce advocacy for students and her equally fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students.

Her New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success 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 parents regarding the 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.

Previous Speakers

Oct 2015 Margaret Neale, Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Stanford GSB
Mar 2015 David Kelley, founder of IDEO, and founder of the Stanford
Oct 2014
  • JB Straubel, co-founder and CTO, Tesla Motors
  • James Tynan, community and partnerships lead, Khan Academy
  • Tara VanDerveer, director of women’s basketball, Stanford University