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Greenwich Educator Offers Tips On Raising Middle School Girls

Young students at the Sacred Heart School of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Young students at the Sacred Heart School of Greenwich, Connecticut. Photo Credit: Facebook

GREENWICH, Conn. -- While raising teenage girls in these challenging, often confusing, times is giving parents across the country a run for their money, one professional educator is stepping in to offer potential solutions at no cost.

David Olson, head of Sacred Heart Greenwich's Middle School, is to present his lecture, "The Middle School Girl: What Parents Need to Know," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, according to organizers.

Olson, who has headed Sacred Heart's Middle School since 2005, said providing young girls with proper guidance and support at both home and school is essential.

“Preadolescence represents a dynamic time in a girl’s life, as there is a remarkable amount of growth and change that takes place during the middle school years,” he said. “While these are exciting years, they can also seem unsettling to the girls (and their parents), as they navigate significant brain development, physical growth and the onset of hormones.”

The free lecture is set to be held at the YMCA of Greenwich, 50 East Putnam Ave. It will be open to the public, according to organizers, who said that no reservations are required.

For more information, call the school at 203-532-3534 or visit its website.

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