The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Esther Wojcicki—"Woj" to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They're the result of TRICK, Woj's secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical. Wojcicki's methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.
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A mother who raised a CEO, a co-founder of a biotech company, and an award-winning doctor and anthropologist must know something, right? Esther Wojcicki didn’t just luck out—she made innovative choices that helped her kids reach their amazing potentials, and in this audiobook she explains how. Wojcicki calls her philosophy TRICK, which stands for Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. It’s all about inspiring confidence, grit, and creative thinking in your child. We had no trouble following along as she explained her methods, especially because she uses so many illuminating examples from her experiences as a parent and a high school teacher. Some of the techniques are accepted wisdom, like letting children learn from their mistakes. Others are ideas we never would have thought of, like giving your kid a credit card to shop for their own school supplies. (You’ll have to listen to learn her logic!) Fittingly, Andrea Gallo’s narration sounds like your favorite teacher addressing the class. Forget tiger moms and helicopter parenting. If you’re ready to help your kids level up, Wojcicki’s ideas might just do the trick.