Parent University

Parent University

Parent University is a resource page designed to help parents navigate adolescence and teenage years with their children. We value your partnership and hope you will find these books, articles, and videos helpful. Do feel free to suggest resources you find as well. Email your recommendations to Parent-Teacher Community President Noelle Klein at


  • The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jess Lahey
  • How to Raise an Adult by Julia Lythcott-Haims
  • The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch
  • Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
  • Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle


No Time for Chores? by Keith McCurdy

Parenting 911. . . Help! by Keith McCurdy

Grumbling is an Opportunity for Growth by Keith McCurdy

Social Media. . .Not! by Keith McCurdy

We Need a Few More Sturdy Kids by Keith McCurdy

Raising Dream Chasers by Vance Fry


Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Keith McCurdy Lecture: Raising Sturdy Kids