Team Up! How to Raise Resilient Children In Today’s Culture of Dependence with Jessica Lahey

By letting go and allowing children to learn how to solve problems on their own, we give them the tools to grow up to be self-reliant, confident and successful individuals. In this powerful presentation and recording, Jessica Lahey provides practical advice for teaching children the intrinsic value of resilience, perseverance and learning from a growth-oriented mindset.

During Lahey’s presentation, she recommends the following books to read:

  • Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger III and Mark McDaniel
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James M. Lang
  • The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey
  • How to Be a Person and What Can I Say? by Catherine Newman
  • How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Under Pressure and Untangled by Lisa Damour
  • Enough As She Is by Rachel Simmons
  • Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray
  • Free-range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry by Lenore Skenazy
  • Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World by Devorah Heitner

In addition, Lahey provides the following resources:

  • Bibliography: A full list of books and resources recommended by Jessica Lahey
  • Book Group Discussion Guide: A guide for Jessica Lahey’s book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Kids in a Culture of Dependence.

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