SMC Parent Speaker Series: Madonna King

Date: 10th May 2021

We’re thrilled to have Madonna King join us from Australia to discuss her lastest book that shows that 10 is the new start of a girl’s teenage years. It raises the issues our girls might not be talking about publicly, and guides their parents on how experts believe we should deal with it.

At ten, we know how girls are pigeonholing themselves into what they think they should be. Whether they see themselves as academic or not, whether they are interested in boys, puberty is a reality, friendship fights are underway, and the influence of social media is impacting.

With heightened pressure from what they see in the media, in movies and on TV, our girls are leaving childhood behind well before they hit their teens. Not surprisingly, emotions can be heightened and relationships can be fraught. So many parents struggle to understand the pressures our girls are under and how to deal with their emotional volatility. Journalist and social commentator Madonna King has an extraordinary ability to connect with experts, schools and the girls themselves to deliver the answers parents need and the communication our girls want.

TEN-AGER is the perfect guide to help parents understand how their daughter is feeling, what they need to know, what to say, and when to stay silent and listen.

This SMC Parent Speaker Series event is aimed at parents in Years 4-8 but all are welcome to attend.

Where: St Margaret’s College Auditorium
When: Monday 10 May at 7:00pm
Tickets: Free Admission but booking essential: https://www.trybooking.co.nz/GRF

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