Co-founder, Grown and Flown
Author, "How to Raise an Adult" and "Real American"
Grown & Flown: A Conversation on How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults
Research confirms that the role parents play in the later part of their children’s lives—from the final days of childhood to the threshold of adulthood—is as important as any other life stage. This is true more now than ever, as parents and young adults face uncertainty and an inability to plan into the future as they were once able to do, even as little as six months ago.
Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington’s online parenting community, Grown and Flown, is the #1 site for parents of teens, young adults, and college students and has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, People, Today, and other national media outlets.
Their book, Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults is the one-stop resource for parenting and “launching” teens and young adults. The new paperback edition includes never-before-published material that covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic, the book draws expert advice from physicians, psychologists, educators, and writers, including past FAN speakers Lisa Damour, Ph.D. (FAN ’19 and ’20), Frank Bruni (FAN ’15), and Rachel Simmons (FAN ’18).
Ms. Heffernan will be in conversation with another FAN favorite, Julie Lythcott-Haims (FAN ’15 and ’17). Ms. Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021.
This event suitable for youth 12+
BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a paperback copy of Grown & Flown from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Heffernan that will start immediately after the webinar.
NOTE: The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt from The Book Stall. Please look for it!
REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all FAN webinar events. This event will be recorded and available later on our website and YouTube channel.
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