A former Stanford dean reveals 7 ways parents can raise successful kids
Julie Lythcott-Haims is the opposite of a helicopter parent.
A former dean of freshmen at Stanford, from 2002 to 2012, and the author of "How to Raise an Adult," Lythcott-Haims has seen time and again that sheltered kids don't make for capable adults.
She has built a career on encouraging parents to take a more hands-off approach, favoring tough love instead of protecting kids from the big, scary world.
Here are some of the broad strategies she's outlined for how to get there.
Be authoritative, not authoritarian
Make them do their chores
Let your kids forget their homework
Encourage kids to take risks
Help your kids develop a sense of direction
Prepare them for a world of assignments and deadlines
Teach them how to earn and manage money