Author Rosalind Wiseman To Speak On Teen Social Issues

February 6, 2009

The Emery/Weiner School will host bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman  as she reveals the socially-driven world of teenagers and pre-teens.  Wiseman will discuss the often-misunderstood social hierarchies of the middle and high school years, which include cliques, bullying, loss of self-esteem, and conflicts with both peers and adults.  This free learning opportunity is open to the public and takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. March 5 in Emery/Weiner’s Becker Theater, 9825 Stella Link.

Wiseman

Wiseman

 

Rosalind Wiseman is cofounder of the Empower Program, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to stop violence and reaches more than ten thousand youth and educators each year. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence,” which was the inspiration for the hit movie Mean Girls. Her most recent book, “Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads,” offers insights into the often challenging world of parenting.  Wiseman speaks to children, teens, parents, and educational professionals throughout the world. She has been profiled in the New York Times, People, USA Today, Oprah, Nightline, Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, and many other outlets. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons.

 

Part of Emery/Weiner’s Parenting Partnership Program, Wiseman’s lecture is the third in a series of lectures, open to the public, designed to increase understanding in the parent community of essential issues in the lives of their children.  The Parenting Partnership Program also creates opportunities during the school day for Emery/Weiner students to learn about leadership, character development, hot-button teenage issues, and educational skills in the context of small group meetings, advisory programming, and assemblies.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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