What is the
real purpose of childhood?
What kinds of opportunities make the biggest difference in growing up happy and strong?
What do young people expect from their parents?
What are the greatest fears children have about becoming adults?
These any other compelling questions will be addressed in the next Heard in Rye Lecture for the 2013-2014 school year.
Adam Cox, Ph.D. and author of the books Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and Connect and On Purpose Before Twenty, will address the challenges so many young people face in becoming effective communicators and full participants in 21st Century Life.
This presentation will take place on Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rye Neck Performing Arts Center on the MS/HS campus, located at 300 Hornidge Road. The Rye Neck High School is in Mamaroneck just off the Boston Post Road as you leave the city of Rye. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.
Drawing on his extensive research, Dr. Cox will provide insight related to children’s emotions, thoughts and ideals, sharing strategies for developing children’s social skills and ways to initiate relevant conversations. He will also address how young adolescents can develop a sense of purpose and significance in their lives.
Heard in Rye is sponsored by the parents’ organizations of public, independent, and nursery schools in Rye, Rye Neck, Rye Brook and other neighboring communities, as well as the Rye YMCA and the Rye Police Benevolent Association. More information is available on the Heard in Rye website: www.heardinrye.org.