​9:00am- 12:00pm


Bowman School

693 Arastradero Road,

Palo Alto, CA

* Check-in opens at 8:15 am

* A light breakfast will be served


Former Stanford University dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims, will help us gain valuable insights and practical strategies to help children develop a sense of agency, empowering them as they progress through their lives. Through her own experience and research, she will explore the importance of allowing children to make mistakes so that they can develop the resiliency and determination needed to be successful adults.

This workshop is free to all BAMA members, including any staff, parents, and administrators covered under their school's Group Membership. Your membership must be paid and current to attend the workshop.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for the workshop.You must be a paid member of BAMA to attend this event. The RSVP form will close at 9:00am on Friday, March 20, 2020. RSVP form is not your BAMA registration form. To become a BAMA member, click here.

Our Speaker:​

Julie Lythcott-Haims roots for humans. She is the New York Times bestselling author

of How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to

one of the top TED Talks of 2016, and now has over 4 million views.

Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir

Real American, which illustrates her experience with racism and her journey

toward self-acceptance. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean,

and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing

from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with

her partner of over thirty years, their two teenagers, and her mother. Click here for

more about her work. 



Our Host:

Bowman School inspires children to love learning in an academically challenging and internationally-aware program that promotes leadership, respect, responsibility, and independence. In an increasingly technological and globalized world, children need more than just job skills – they need to learn how to think, problem solve, innovate, and communicate. Bowman embraces the challenge of equipping the next generation through an individualized, integrated, hands-on approach based on the proven Montessori methods of development and learning.​​

Books Inc. will be selling Julie Lythcott-Haim's books before and after the event. 

In light of current recommendations from the CDC and Santa Clara County, we find it prudent to reschedule the event with Julie Lythcott-Haims. She continues to be interested in sharing her thoughts with our community, and we look forward to providing you with a new date at a time when large gatherings can recommence. 

How to Raise an Adult

with Julie Lythcott-Haims