Someday, it’s going to be you

Sharing the concluding paragraph of Caitlin Flanagan’s recent NY Times piece about dropping her sons off at college feels like it needs a spoiler alert. So if you’re really interested in the article, please read it first and then come back for my message. But for the rest of you, here’s the snippet: “I had […]

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Seniors, make your August choice

I think the smartest, most strategic decision a senior can make during the month of August is to choose between two paths for the next four weeks before school starts: 1. Go all in and work like your hair is on fire. 2. Check out, relax, and recharge as much as possible. Depending on who you are […]

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Bring a little magic

I worked at a test prep company in my first job out of college. And one of the most memorable people I met at that job was Vic, the UPS guy. We received 5-10 shipments of materials every week, so Vic visited our office a lot. Every time he did, he would burst in with […]

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Checklisted childhoods

Julie Lythcott-Haims isn’t just a former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford and the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. She’s also a parent herself, one who openly admits that at the same time in her life when she first began chastising Stanford […]

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