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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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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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How to raise a successful ME

I started listening to the book, looking for strategies on how to raise my children and finished the book reflecting on myself. Enjoyed the book. Simple and real strategies

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  • Yueyue0928
  • 09-10-2020

Avoid

80% bragging (including countless name-dropping) +10% lecturing (from sleep training to marriage) +5% advertising for her daughter’s company +5% useful contents. The entire book should be trimmed down to maximum 5pages.

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  • T S
  • 26-09-2019

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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  • Catherine
  • 26-08-2019

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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  • isi
  • 15-07-2019

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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  • ML Gallo
  • 02-07-2019

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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  • Catriona Ferris
  • 01-09-2020

Simple lessons but powerfully put together

This is a relatively simple premise - give your children responsibility and trust rather than over proactive parenting. The reason it is powerful is that is has vivid characters all the way through the book who Ester inspired along the way and admits fallibly too. Good read for anyone involved in raising children.

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  • Alex Wood
  • 14-06-2020

Woj is a genius

as an expectant parent and trainee teacher I am trying to learn as much as possible about how to support and inspire children to be their best selves. The ideas in this book (the TRICK model: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration and Kindness) not only resonate with a desire to raise empowered, compassionate children, they also collaborate what a lot of research shows is most effective in education. Project based learning which requires students to use a range of skills across multiple domains rather than rote memorisation or teaching to the test. Giving childen responsibility and independance, and encouraging them to reflect on their successes, failures and impact on others promotes good metacognition (thinking about thinking) and encourages them to better manage their own learning and develop problem solving and resilience. And everything always comes back to kindness, and teaching children to always think about how what they do impacts others, and how they can help others, can only be a positive in a society that often pushes a sense of individualism on children, often to the detriment of our mental health in the long term. every parent or teacher should read this

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  • Foleym
  • 23-02-2020

A little repetitive

I enjoyed this book in most part, although I found it a little long and repetitive at times.

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  • TM
  • 28-01-2020

great book - BAD choice of narrator

narrator can’t even pronounce foreign names (spanish, french you name it) so lots of cites, names of people or schools are getting slaughtered. she is also very very slow and sometimes emotionless. truly shame cause I thought it was a great book and with lovely messages. I would not recommend the audiobook though!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-2020

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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  • Shannon
  • 25-09-2019

Awesome and inspiring

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