Glenbard Parent Series to discuss how adults can help children thrive in middle school

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Surviving Middle School” with journalist Judith Warner at noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, via Zoom.

The tween years can be a perfect storm of developmental, physical, psychological and social changes. Middle schoolers sometimes feel isolation, exclusion, competition and anxiety. Warner, a mother of preteens, believes adults may unwittingly contribute to these issues.

With insight and compassion, she will present new research about the role middle school plays in the lives of children and adults. She will examine the residual effects of parental middle school experiences. Participants will learn the myths of middle school and how adults can help students flourish.

Go to for further information and the links to these webinars. Continuing professional development units are available.

Warner is a former special correspondent for Newsweek and a compelling speaker on motherhood, mental health and the media. She is the author of “And Then They Stopped Talking to Me” and several other prize-winning books.

The Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, DuPage Regional Office of Education, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, contact Gilda Ross, student and community projects coordinator, at or (630) 942-7668.

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