Life for young adults was already complicated before the pandemic. Cell phones, tablets, video gaming systems, streaming videos, and helicopter – no, snowplow – parents removing character building adversity from the paths of their children. Then the pandemic hit, requiring an internal grit to work through it – the type of grit usually developed as a result of having to deal with the same adversity cleared by the snowplow.
Julie Lythcott-Haims is a New York Times bestselling author and former dean of freshmen at Stanford University who joins John for a candid discussion as part of Higher Ground's year-long focus on parenting impacts upon higher education. John and Julie discuss life, leadership, and development lessons learned from Julie’s latest book Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. Julie’s book reads like a deep and warm conversation between friends, full of anecdotes reflecting insights into the mind of today’s young adult generation that every parent and every educator needs to read.
A humble thanks to Julie for her work in this area and for her time in talking with us. Order her new book here.