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Jessica Lahey, NYT Bestselling Author of The Gift of Failure, Coming to NYA October 8, 2024

Jessica Lahey

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Yarmouth, Maine, June 28, 2024: North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is thrilled to announce best-selling author Jessica Lahey will come to campus on October 8, 2024. As part of her visit, she will give an evening presentation open to the public.

Lahey is the author of The New York Times bestselling book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Her central focus is on resiliency and self-efficacy in young people.

Lahey writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and her biweekly column “The Parent Teacher Conference” ran for three years at The New York Times. She designed and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ award-winning animated series The Stinky and Dirty Show. She is a frequent guest on podcasts including Raising Good Humans and Armchair Expert. Her own podcast on writing is #AmWriting podcast. Lahey’s message is geared for parents of preschool children to launching adolescents.

Her books are available for purchase locally at Royal River Books, 355 Main Street, Yarmouth Village.

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More details on her visit will be forthcoming.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to postgraduate students with an enrollment of 395 students. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information about NYA, please visit our website at