125. Dr. Madeline Levine: Preparing Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain World


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Dr. Madeline Levine contends that the role of parent has evolved into an unhealthy relationship with achievement and stress. The COVID-19 epidemic is throwing many into dual roles as both parent and full-time teacher, leaving many to wonder how to best serve our children—and what the long-term effects will be on their education.

Levine joined us for this livestream event with insight from her book Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World, offering some relief by tearing down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. She showed how these parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly.

Drawing on fields from neuroscience to epigenetics, as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identified the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Listen in as Levine offers us day-to-day solutions for raising kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

Dr. Madeline Levine, PhD, is a clinician, consultant, educator and speaker, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well. She is a cofounder of Challenge Success, a project of the Stanford Graduate School of Education that provides families and schools with the practical, research-based tools they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for kids.

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