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Watkinson Presents Panel on Middle School Years

Watkinson School is pleased to present “Middle School Years: Myths, Realities, and What a Parent Can Do” on October 16 at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford. The centerpiece of the evening is a forum about how to navigate the special opportunities, challenges, and joy of middle schoolers. Learn why the middle school years are crucial and how to support your unique middle schooler through the often tumultuous years from 6th-8th grade.  The expert panel includes (clockwise from top left):

• Gary Isenberg, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist 

• Martha Brackeen-Harris, Ph.D., Retired Educator, and Middle School Head 

• Teri Schrader, Panel Facilitator and Head of Watkinson School

• Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D., Univ. of Saint Joseph Professor of Human Development and Family Studies 

The evening includes:

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. — mix and mingle, hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks

6:00-7:00 p.m. — panel discussion

7:00-7:30pm — more hors d’oeuvres and mingling

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

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