Lisa Heffernan

Lisa Heffernan

Welcome to's Young Adults section led by expert Lisa Heffernan.  Lisa is the mother of three college age and young adult sons and is a writer and blogger. She runs a blog devoted to exploring the process of parenting through the high school and college years and beyond. 


Lisa is an author and blogger and has written extensively about both business and parenting.  Her first book, Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success, was a New York Times Business Bestseller.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. She has appeared on the Today Show, the Katie Show and Fox and Friends. She coauthors a blog on raising teens and young adults, Grown and Flown, with Mary Dell Harrington.


Lisa holds an MBA and a master's degree in Urban Planning from M.I.T..  She also has a BA degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Lisa Heffernan

Parenting is a long process that starts with pregnancy and in my view, never ends.  Over time the part we play in our children's lives changes and evolves but our role in our teen's and young adult's lives is still critical.  In this section I hope to explore many of the complex issues that surround parenting of older kids and young adults. 

I hope that you will join in the discussion, suggest topics of interest and give me feedback on anything that you have read.  I can be reached at Grown and Flown, or by email at  I can't wait to hear from you.

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