"My kids aren’t bonsai trees, they’re wildflowers."
"It’s my job to provide a nourishing environment, strengthen them through chores, and love them so they can love others and receive love."
"The college, the major, the career, that’s up to them. My job is not to make them become what I would have them become, but to support them in becoming their glorious selves."
By Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford: