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Episode 089: Julie Lythcott-Haims – Why It Doesn’t Matter Where You Went To College

Episode 089: Julie Lythcott-Haims – Why It Doesn’t Matter Where You Went To College

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a very interesting and intelligent leader.  She is deeply interested in humans and living lives of meaning and purpose.  Learning more about the most important job we (parents) will ever have is imperative to me.  Julie shares detailed, research backed evidence to how we can better lead our children.  We are extremely fortunate to have Julie share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show.

Julie majored in American Studies at Stanford University and studied law at Harvard.  She practiced law in the Bay Area in the 1990s before returning to Stanford to serve in various roles including Dean of Freshmen.  In 2010 she received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for “creating the atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience.” She is the author of the best-selling book, “How To Raise An Adult – Break Free Of The Overparenting Trap And Prepare Your Kid For Success.”

Episode 089: Julie Lythcott-Haims – Why It Doesn’t Matter Where You Went To College

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The Learning Leader Show

“Chart the bold, audacious course.  Bring thoughtful curiosity.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Perseverance, humility, and strong sense of self are the qualities of people who sustain excellence over long periods of time
  • Being in the audience for Steve Jobs famous Stanford speech
  • The process for writing her best-selling book, “How To Raise An Adult”
  • Understanding the bigger picture in regards to parenting… It’s not about the parent, it’s about the child
  • The amount of arrogance some parents have in regards to engineering their children’s lives
  • Helicopter parenting leads to anxiety medication and depression
  • Thinking Long Term…
  • 3 Tactical things all parents can do to be better leaders
  • Asking, “What was great about today?”
  • The college admissions arms race and why you don’t need to go to a top 10 school
  • Being a life long learner

“We’ve gotten so arrogant about how we can engineer our children’s lives.”

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Julie Lythcott-Haims is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From howtoraiseanadult.com

Julie Lythcott-Haims majored in American Studies at Stanford University and studied law at Harvard.  She practiced law in the Bay Area in the 1990s before returning to Stanford to serve in various roles including Dean of Freshmen.  In 2010 she received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for “creating the atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience.” She is the author of the best-selling book, “How To Raise An Adult – Break Free Of The Overparenting Trap And Prepare Your Kid For Success.”

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