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Bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman speaks about bringing up kids today

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Having trouble with a tough kid? Is there bullying going on in school? Is your child dealing with cyber-bullying over the Internet?

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Remember the movie "Mean Girls" starring Lindsay Lohan? That was inspired by a book written in 2002 by Rosalind Wiseman. Her book: “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence” brought the realities of subtle social violence to the mainstream.

It's a tough world for today's youth.

On Monday, April 7, Wiseman, who also wrote the best-selling "Masterminds & Wingmen" will be presenting to local parents a talk called: "Masterminds & Queen Bees: Helping Your Kids Navigate Girl World, Boy World and Today's Social Challenges" at the Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village, Calif. at 12326 Riverside Dr. Tickets are $25 and can be bought online at TBLH.org (CLICK HERE) or by calling 818-763-9148.

Rosalind's latest book “Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World” focuses on the issues that boys face, too. With issues from sex to sports, she says that people incorrectly assume that boys don't care about adult things, and don't need as much help as a growing girl.

Wiseman is a teacher, author and media spokesperson dealing with how communities think about children and the well-being of teens. Her books are New York Times bestsellers and she has some sage advice.

Bullying is a big issue - both with kids and adults, and some local schools, both public and private, have had to deal with it (at all ages, too), so it's best to nip it in the bud. This event will be very engaging for parents to educators to professionals.

There is a reception after.

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.
at Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village
12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607
Book sales, signing and reception to follow lecture.
Tickets at www.BethHillelDaySchool.org or call 818-763-9148
Everyone welcome.

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