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Parenting Middle School-age Children: A Discussion Group

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor, Student Lounge

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Please note: The March 2 session will focus on strategies to successfully co-parent the middle school-age student.  Other topics raised by the participants will also be explored. 

The middle school years are a time of transition for both the young person and the parent. Join us over three sessions to discuss how to manage and support your pre-adolescent and adolescent child with their developmental tasks and challenges, and explore strategies about how to stay connected while building an increasing comfort with your youngster’s greater need for independence. Topics addressed include: peer relationships (peer pressure, cliques, bullying, gender identity and stereotypes); discussing difficult topics (puberty, the changing body, sexuality, dating, drugs & alcohol, cyber relationships); and fostering responsible independence (negotiating privacy, Internet access and communication, curfews and independent travel). Other topics will be generated by participants.


Instructors:  Hannah Wiltshire, LMSW, MS Ed, and Ruth Wyatt, LMSW, MA, are Co-Directors of Everyday Parenting, a NYC-based organization for expectant, new and experienced parents seeking information, guidance and support.

This program is offered in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt.