Raising Great Kids Without Over-Parenting

We’re starting a new weekly series called Learn Something New! Up this Sunday? An amazing video that just might speak to a lot of mamas out there.

What is your parenting style? Do you hover around your kid? Obsess over their grades and after school activities? Do you push them to be the best, best, best? Well, maybe we all need to take a breath and just back off a little bit. That’s what the Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims thinks so and she tell us just that in this fabulous TedX talk. And she is probably on to something. Here’s what she thinks the secret to raising happy, successful kids is: