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Books by Educators Instruct Overbearing Parents to Back Off

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former freshman dean at Stanford University, and Jessica Lahey, middle school teacher and writer, have recently published books with similarly instructive messages to modern parents: back off.

Veteran English teacher Sara Brenan works with students at Anderson High School's summer program in the Austin Independent S…

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former freshman dean at Stanford University, and Jessica Lahey, middle school teacher and writer, have recently published books with similarly instructive messages to modern parents: back off. Nurture, guidance and support are needed when it comes to raising a child, but an increasing number of students also expect unconditional praise and shared responsibility for academic achievement. Putting a stop to this unhelpful overprotective trend, for Lahey and Lythcott-Haims, means preparing students to be lifelong, independent learners. (NPR)

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