Not Getting into Harvard Won’t Ruin Your Kid’s Life

Not Getting into Harvard Won’t Ruin Your Kid’s Life

A more fulfilling approach to higher education for both you and your college-bound children

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, has vital wisdom for Solo Moms of college-bound teenagers. Her talk, and her book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Henry Holt and Co., 2015), remind us that our checklist for college-bound kids can be damaging and shares insight to a more uplifting, enriching approach to higher education. We suggest that you watch this moving and inspiring talk with your son or daughter.

You can find Lythcott-Haims’s new book here.

Her talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Photo credit: TEDx

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