> Skip to content

The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of three superstar daughters, shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children.

The Godmother of Silicon Family, dubbed the 'Panda Mom' (as opposed to the Tiger Mom), Esther Wojcicki's approach is about deep nurturing to encourage independence, responsibility, self-motivation and success in children - and adults!

Wojcicki’s methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting and have been lauded by the likes of Steve Jobs and James Franco, who credits his success with Esther's belief in him. However, her greatest testaments are her three daughters who are all hugely successful: Susan is the CEO of YouTube; Anne is the Co-Founder and CEO of 23andMe; Janet is a leading medical researcher and Fulbright Scholar at UCSF. And most importantly, she has a great relationship with all three of them.

Her secret? Relax. Talk to children as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions. Above all, let your child lead.

How to Raise Successful People is not only what every family and classroom needs, but also what any company and organisation needs to encourage the best in people.

Reviews

Esther Wojcicki is leading a revolution not only in how we prepare our children to succeed, but how we nurture the health and well-being of parents across the world. How to Raise Successful People shows us how to be our best so our children can be their best.

Arianna Huffington

A brilliant book. It should be on the bookshelf of every parent.

Frost Magazine

Read More

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781786331274

    May 21, 2019

    Hutchinson

    336 pages

    RRP $35.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • Hardback

    9781786331267

    May 7, 2019

    Hutchinson

    336 pages

    RRP $48.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook

    9781473554986

    May 2, 2019

    Cornerstone Digital

    336 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ