Julie Lythcott-Haims at Cheltenham Science Festival

Julie Lythcott-Haims at Cheltenham Science Festival
  • Cheltenham Science Festival, Helix Theatre, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA
    Cheltenham Science Festival
    Helix Theatre Imperial Square Cheltenham, GL50 1QA UNITED KINGDOM
  • 09/06/2016 20:30 - 09/06/2016 21:30


Helicopter parents hover overhead, overseeing every aspect of their child's life. Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How To Raise an Adult and former Student Dean at Stanford University, sets out to expose the harms of this kind of over-parenting in this fascinating festival event.

Julie Lythcott-Haims served as Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising for more than a decade at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared on TEDx talks and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.