Parenting Education Events

Book References from Past Speakers

Jessica Lahey and The Gift of Failure

On Tuesday, November 19 the MPA Parenting Education Committee welcomed Jessica Lahey, who writes about teaching and parenting for the New York Times and The Atlantic Jessica spoke about her new book, The Gift of Failure: Why the Best Parents Let Their Kids Fail and How You Can Learn to Let Go. To learn more about the speaker, visit her blog at

During her speaking engagement, Jessica recommended the following books:
Daniel Pink, Drive
Edward Deci, Why We Do What We Do
Carol Dweck, MindSet
Wendy Grolnick, The Psychology of Parental Control and Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids
Ron Leiber's New York Times column and book in progress The Opposite of Spoiled
Vicki Hoefle, Duct Tape Parenting


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