Friday, January 13, 2006

Best-selling author to speak in Hailey

Express Staff Writer

Rosalind Wiseman

Best-selling author Rosalind Wiseman will lead a presentation from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, for teachers, parents and the public at Wood River High School in Hailey. The event will offer approaches for parents to improve relationships with their children and influential adults in their children's lives.

The Blaine County School District is hosting the event.

Wiseman, who has been featured in the New York Times, is the author of "Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence." The book examines the social structure of adolescent female cliques.

During the event, Wiseman will expand her analysis of bullying, cliques, and social isolation, exploring how social competition among parents may impact children's well-being.

Wiseman is also expected to draw from her upcoming book, "Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Counselors and Coaches That Can Make or Break Your Child's Future." The book examines how the strict social rules of the "girl world" addressed in "Queen Bees &Wannabes" are also present in the world of parenting.

The upcoming presentation will seek to offer concrete strategies to improve parents' relationships with their own children, teachers, coaches and principals.

Interested participants are required to reserve a seat by Jan. 17 with Susie Reese at 578-5007, or by e-mail at

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