Saturday, March 21, 2020

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 for this event will close at 9:00am on Friday, November 1, 2019. You must register and RSVP ahead of time, please no walk-ins. 

​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.​​



How to Raise an Adult

with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Dear BAMA members,

BAMA has been closely monitoring the air quality throughout the bay this week in preparation for our workshop on Saturday, November 2 at Bowman School in Palo Alto.  Yesterday, air quality experts are predicting an “unhealthy” level of air quality. After consulting with our guest speaker, Julie Lyhcott-Haims and out of an abundance of caution, BAMA is rescheduling the workshop for Saturday, March 21

While we are all disappointed, we have an obligation to consider the needs of our guests, our speaker, and our BAMA members at this time.  

We can’t wait to see you on January 25 at One World in San Jose,  on March 7 at Eagle Peak in Walnut Creek, and then on March 21 at Bowman School in Palo Alto!  

Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Mary Beth Ricks
President, Bay Area Montessori Association