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An Evening with Dr. Michael Thompson: Best Friends & Worst Enemies

  • Acton Boxborough Regional High School 36 Charter Road Acton, MA 01720 (map)
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Join Acton Boxborough Regional PTSO and Danny’s Place Youth Services on May 20th for a free speaker event with Dr. Michael Thompson.

This presentation walks teachers and parents through the complex social world of childhood and addresses a number of questions such as:

-What do social relationships in school predict about happiness in adult life?

-What is the normal sequence of child friendships?

-Why do cliques form?

-Why are children scapegoated and how can their parents and school protect them?

Dr. Thompson will draw on research to highlight the management of social problems in schools and makes the case that while all children yearn for popularity, it is friendship that helps children survive and thrive.

*Sponsored by ABRPTSO and Danny’s Place Youth Services