Whitehall District School officials announce that tickets to see internationally known expert and author Rosalind Wiseman are now available online through www.whitehallschools.net.
Wiseman will present to parents and school staff on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., at the Whitehall High School Auditorium. Wiseman, a popular and appealing speaker, promises to deliver practical tools to help parents, teachers and other adults help kids and teens navigate the complex world of growing up. Wiseman will include tips on how to deal with the realities of social media such as Facebook and texting as well. Free activities for children ages 4 and up will take place in the high school gym during the event.
According to organizers, Wiseman is persuasive because she knows that the bully is not always the other guy, and not always the other parent’s kid. Yes, she was bullied in school. “But I also bullied; and I was a bystander,” said Wiseman. She is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, and Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, her bestselling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. Wiseman also writes the monthly Ask Rosalind column in Family Circle magazine.
Tickets are now on sale for $15 and may also be purchased at Whitehall Middle and High Schools, and at the Book Nook and Java Shop in Montague. Seating is limited. A book signing will immediately follow the presentation.
\Wiseman has served as the expert on ethical leadership, media literacy, bullying prevention, and school violence in media circles as well. She is a frequent guest on the Today Show and has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Oprah, Nightline, CNN, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio affiliates throughout the country. Each year Wiseman works with tens of thousands of students, educators, parents, counselors, coaches, and administrators to create communities based on the belief that each person has a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity. In 2011, she was one of the principal speakers at the White House Summit on Bullying.
This event is supported in part through a generous donation from the White Lake Community Fund and the R. Covell Radcliffe Fund.