Both are incredible books that I found remarkably insightful. Ms. Wiseman understood what was happening in today’s world for parents and kids. She got it.
And she gave me real-world strategies for moving through the tough parts.
This summer, I had the opportunity to sit in on a Skype chat with this amazing woman, thanks to the great people of Montgomery County’s PEP Program. It was awesome.
Ms. Wiseman spoke candidly about the time, effort, research, and energy that she has put into all of her books but most recently in the research and writing of The New Rules of Boy World–her latest book which is due to be released on September 10, 2013.
Actually, this new book is called Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, and Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World. And I even think it’s awesome now that I know how much thought and consideration was put into the title itself–and how the inner circle of boys who helped Wiseman shape this book–also forged the title together.
Jealous? Don’t be.
No reason to be jealous because now anyone and everyone has a chance to hear her speak about this book and all of the awesome, helpful, mind-blowing research that went into writing it. Wiseman is coming to the Maret School in DC on September 12th from 7:30 – 9pm. To talk about the book. And share advice.
And you’re invited.
And you can actually win a pair of tickets to go. Seriously. And at $25 a pop, that’s a $50 win for you. Woot.
So grab your spouse, your pal, your bff, and enter this little teachmama.com contest, and cross those fingers. Or if you can’t stand the stress of a giveaway, go ahead and purchase your own tickets and you’re good to go.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- The New Rules of Boy World–Rosalind Wiseman Speaks at PEP (& ticket giveaway): If you are local to the DC Metro area, I’m hoping you’ll check out this Noted Author Parenting Series speaker, and maybe even decide to check out PEP itself.
PEP is the Parent Encouragement program here in Montgomery County. Just like their motto, they are educating parents and enriching families every single day. Goodness knows we could all use a little parental encouragement and enrichment some days!
Please note: The PEP Author Talk with Rosalind Wiseman will not be organized like the above photo; this was a private Skype chat with the author.
For more specific information on the event, please visit:
GIVEAWAY: TWO tickets (valued at $25 each) to see Rosalind Wiseman speak, thanks to PEP–The Parent Encouragement Program!
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fyi: This is an unsponsored post, sharing a message I feel strongly about from an organization I can firmly stand behind. I did receive the offer of two complementary tickets to this event; however, I had already purchased two of my own. But *alas!* September 12th is two of my kids’ Back-to-School Nights, so I cannot make the event, and I am truly disappointed. I’m hoping what whomever goes does share all of his or her notes with me, though!
As always, my opinions are all my own, influenced only by my experience as a parent and educator–and, of course, my three little loves. Affiliate links are used in this post.