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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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Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at MediaX at Stanford, is the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program that focuses on empowering students through the use of media (newspaper, magazine, yearbook, websites, video production, photography, radio, & television) . The program started in 1984 with an already established (1918) 6 -8 page newspaper and 19 students; it has become the largest media program in the nation with 600 students and a new 25,000 sq. ft Media Arts Center. She is a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow for the Student Journalism 2.0; the 2002 California Teacher of the Year by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; the 2011 Charles O'Malley Award recipient from Columbia Scholastic Press. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Palo Alto University (2013) and has been a speaker at multiple TEDx events.



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