096 How to Raise an Adult | Avoid Overparenting

This episode is the first in a series of episodes that will discuss the book How to Raise an Adult (Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success) by Julie Lythcott-Haims, an award-winning former dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University.

I have observed student and parent behaviors change over the past decade and longer, and this book helped me to understand what I observed in a different light. I will share the points made in the book as well as relate it to the Suzuki music lesson situation in the music studio.

I mentioned a few resources in the podcast episode. Here are links to those items.

This is the book I referred to in the podcast.

I also mentioned a blog article and a podcast episode that relate to this current podcast episode:

Life Lessons From the Chicken Coop (blog article)

What Kind of Parent Are You? (discussion about parenting styles) (podcast)

Please note that the link to the book is an affiliate link, which means that there is no additional cost to you, but if you use the link provided, you will be providing a small benefit to help the production of the Teach Suzuki Podcast and blog.

If you have questions or answers or you would like to comment or leave me a voice mail, you can do so at (512) 537-6356. If you would like to send me an email, you may do so at paula@teachsuzuki.com. I welcome comments and questions about this episode and am interested in hearing about the perspective of other parents and teachers.

You may find more information and useful articles on my blog at: Teach Suzuki Blog.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

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Author: Paula Bird

I am a professional violinist, university teacher, and private instructor with training in the Suzuki Method of Talent Education. I have decades of experience as a teacher and am willing to share my knowledge with parents and teachers of children who are learning music using the Suzuki Method.

3 thoughts on “096 How to Raise an Adult | Avoid Overparenting”

  1. Hi Paula,

    Thank you so much for creating these intriguing and very helpful Podcasts. As a parent, as well as a parent of Suzuki student, I have found your observations, advice and extensive experience really helpful. My son’s wonderful teacher asked parents to listen to these and I am so glad she did!

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