October15, 2012 > posted by Jonathan

[Link] A Mother’s Tips: How to Raise a Thiel Fellow

Great article written by Lisa Nalbone, parent of Dale Stephens—one of our 2011 Thiel Fellows—about what it means to be the parent of a Thiel Fellow.

2. Prepare for lots of discussion. Nothing is really off-limits.


11. Put time and attention into getting the young visionary where and what they need before your own parental wants. Help them differentiate between needs and wants.


15. Forget control. Embrace openness, serendipity and technology. Be flexible, non-authoritarian, confident and trusting of your child.

Read the rest of “A Mother’s Tips: How to Raise a Thiel Fellow” here.