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Thrive D205: A School & Community Wellness Partnership Presents

How to Raise an Adult

Featuring New York Time Bestselling Author

Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims

7 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2019
York High School Commons


As a kickoff to its Thrive D205 School & Community Wellness Partnership, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 present How to Raise an Adult with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims. The evening is free, open to the community, and designed to start a community conversation about the growing stress levels in students and the support needed to help them at home and school.

How to Raise an Adult Based on her New York Times bestselling book by the same name, in this talk Julie draws 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 the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims inspires audiences to examine their behaviors and join the growing movement to allow children to develop the resourcefulness, resilience, and inner determination necessary for success.

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