Free lecture on parenting middle schoolers presented by esteemed Tufts Professor Dr. Richard Lerner:
"Parenting in the Middle School Years"
Support your child's educational and social development through grades 6-8 and beyond.
Healey School, 5 Meacham Street, Somerville, MA, 1.17.13 - 6-7pm. Please check the Somerville Schools website in case of inclement weather: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families.
Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. He went from kindergarten through Ph.D within the New York City public schools, completing his doctorate at the City University of New York in 1971 in developmental psychology.
Lerner is known for his theory of relations between life-span human development and social change, and for his research about the relations between adolescents and their peers, families, schools, and communities. As illustrated by his 2004 book,Liberty: Thriving and Civic Engagement among America’s Youth, and his 2007 book,The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Myth of the Storm and Stress Years, his work integrates the study of public policies and community-based programs with the promotion of positive youth development and youth contributions to civil society.