TED Talk: How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

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4 Comments on “TED Talk: How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting

  1. I wasn’t buying it at first. I feel kids need to have structure and goals, some kids more than others. She did however finish on a high note. CHORES!!! Yes! Chores are all part of a child’s success. Not all kids fit in the same mold and if you listen and pay attention to your child and his/her needs and strengths, they will be wise enough to make choices that are good for them.
    If anyone thinks that kids born or raised with a silver spoon in their mouth are undisciplined and unstructured, then you haven’t seen behind the scenes. How else can they succeed if they were not given some structure? However an important part of that equation is love and I do believe love, nurturing and support is a necessary component to a child becoming a successful human being.

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