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How to Raise Successful People

Simple Lessons for Radical Results
Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of How to Raise Successful People written by Esther Wojcicki, read by Andrea Gallo.

Being a parent is complicated - but the trick to succeed is simpler than you think.

There are no Nobel Prizes for parenting or education, but if there were, Esther Wojcicki would be the bookies’ favourite. Known as the Godmother of Silicon Valley - or simply Woj - Esther’s three daughters have all gone on to huge success in their professional fields and, more importantly, their personal lives. What’s her secret?

As we face an epidemic of parental and childhood anxiety, Woj has the advice every parent wants to hear: climb out of that helicopter and relax.

Her tried and tested 'trick' system will help you:

  • Let your child discover their own passions
  • Move on from past parenting mistakes
  • Build rock-solid foundations for a lifelong relationship
  • Be brave enough to give your child freedom 
  • Work with your children, not against them
  • Set healthy relationships with technology 

Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world.

©2019 Esther Wojcicki (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Loses focus at times, self-aggrandising at worst.

There's a lot of good content here and great principles for raising and teaching kids, but so much time and space is wasted self-aggrandising and name-checking. It detracts from the point of the book, which is a major problem due to the paucity of examples to reinforce the techniques in places. Some techniques are well backed in research whilst others are purely anecdotal. You may grow to be sick of her constantly puffing up her children - at times it comes across as an advert for whichever company they are part of, rather than helpful information. The less said about her soapbox moments on divorce and politics the better (and this is coming from a lefty).

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A must read for anyone trying to live in this world

This is not just a book for parents or teachers. This is a book that applies to everyone who has anything to do with any other people. Thank you.

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a must read.

great advise, good narration. ill be using TRICK at home and at work. great for parents, business owners and teachers

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Brilliant sensible advice

take the TRICK method and we can start a parenting and education revolution! Read this book and pass it on!!

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Anecdotal

I share the view on grit but that's what it is, a view. I also believe in TRICK but was hoping for research based facts. Gold star on getting the book written

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Awesome and inspiring

Not overly enamoured by the narrator but the content of this book....life changing. Absolutely loved it.