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Loosen The Grip

Strategies for Raising Independent and Confident Critical Thinkers

By: Lisa K. Anderson

Twelve-year-olds who don’t know how to pack a lunch, seventeen-year-olds who don’t know how to use a washing machine, and thirty-year-olds who don’t know how to schedule their own appointments. This isn’t some whacky story about an upside-down world. This is an accurate depiction of today’s youth and their inability to independently function in the world.

In Loosen the Grip, Lisa K. Anderson sounds the alarm bell on today’s pattern of hypervigilant parenting, its root causes, and the negative impact on our children’s development.

We seem to have forgotten that our number one job as a parent is to raise our children to be independent and self-sufficient adults. Something needs to change.”

Lisa is the voice to lead us through that change. Through her honest accounts of her own parenting disasters and successes, along with her shared wisdom drawn from twenty-five years of clinical insights counseling children and parents, Lisa helps her reader to disengage from constant bombardment of how they should be parenting and guides them in their own discovery of what is best for their child and how to embrace their power to become the parent their child needs them to be.


Lisa K. Anderson

Licensed Professional Counselor

Lisa Anderson, parent, grandparent, trauma survivor, and Licensed Professional Counselor, has spent her adult life working through her own trauma, learning how to be the best parent for her daughter,…

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