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#59: How To Succeed in College

As a way to prepare for the world of work, the paths to college and how to succeed in college are highly diverse. Evan and Todd draw from their own experiences and get advice from Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Freshman Dean at Stanford University and the author of the book, “How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success”.

Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as Stanford University’s dean of freshmen where she was known for her fierce advocacy for students and equally fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. Julie stepped down from the University in 2012 to pursue writing full time, and in 2015 she unveiled the groundbreaking book ‘How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Henry Holt & Co.)’. Her work about the harm of helicopter parenting has also appeared in TEDx Talks including Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood and Be Your Authentic Self and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune.