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Parent Talk Lecture Series Presents The Truth About Girls and Boys

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Parent Talk Lecture Series Presents: The Truth About Girls and Boys 


A talk for parents and educators with author


Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett on How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs  


Needham, MA – Parent Talk, a nonprofit, volunteer organization in Boston’s Metrowest area that supports families with young children, hosts a lecture for parents and educators with Caryl Rivers, a professor of journalism at Boston University and nationally known author and columnist, and Rosalind Barnett, a senior scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:30pm in the Newman Elementary School Auditorium (Registration and Dessert Reception begin at 7 pm). 


Girls and boys are so different—their learning styles, brain development, and cognitive and spatial abilities—that they need to be parented and educated in completely different ways.  Right?  Maybe not!  In fact, many pervasive generalizations about the “natural” differences between the sexes are unfounded—and these old, unproven stereotypes ultimately are harmful to both girls and boys. 


Join us for an eye-opening presentation by Caryl Rivers, a professor of journalism at Boston University and nationally known author and columnist, and Rosalind Barnett, a senior scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.  Co-authors of Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs and a new book, The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children, these experts debunk widespread myths about sex differences and propose instead a less limiting approach that emphasizes each child’s individuality.


Pre-registration for the lecture is strongly encouraged. To register, go to www.parenttalk.info and click on “Register for an Event”.  Admission is free for Parent Talk members, $10 for non-members who pre-pay online (online registration closes one day before the lecture), and $15 at the door. Due to the popularity of some lectures, Parent Talk cannot guarantee availability for walk-ins. No refunds.


About Parent Talk


Parent Talk is a community-based organization helping families with young children connect, learn, play, and grow together. We offer comprehensive enrichment activities designed to help members build relationships as well as educational tools and vehicles focused on child development and parenting. Our membership is comprised of approximately 500 families residing in Needham, Dover, Westwood, Natick and surrounding towns.


Parent Talk members enjoy numerous benefits including playgroups, newsletters, lectures, free access to our indoor playspace, free museum passes, retail discounts, reduced rates on select children’s classes, family activities, and social events for children and parents. In addition, Parent Talk offers clubs and committees designed to engage members in the community and develop lifelong friendships.


Founded in 1991, Parent Talk is a non-profit organization run entirely by a network of dedicated volunteers and holds a large and active presence in the local community.

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