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December 29th 2015:Raising Kids to Become Adults

Many parents do too much for their kids and so unintentionally handicap them. Parents who are overly protective, overly directive, or overly and inappropriately supportive prevent their kids from learning to handle challenges, solve problems, and become self-confident, independent, competent adults. In the first half of the show, Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult," describes what she saw in college freshmen and in her own children that helped her understand how to raise children to become adults. In the second half of the program, Veda Stamps, author of “Flexible Wings,” d

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult," served as Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising for more than a decade at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared on TEDx Talks and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In addition to non-fiction she writes creative non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and plays. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their teenagers,
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Veda Stamps

Veda Stamps, author of "Flexible Wings,” was born in Los Angeles, California but grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. In her late teens, she moved to Fresno, California where she attended Fresno State's undergraduate and graduate programs. Then, in Washington, DC, Veda served as a legislative aide and speechwriter to Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. Missing sunny California, she moved back to Fresno and created The Ramsay Group, a community planning consulting firm. She currently lives in Valencia, California with her husband, two daughters and three dogs. "Flexible Wings" is her first published novel, partly inspired by her daughter’s experience on a new neighborhood swim team.
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