YWCA Darien/Norwalk and the Middlesex Middle School Parents' Association will present "Empowering Your Child and Encouraging Self-Advocacy" with Barbara Greenberg, a teen, adolescent, child and family psychologist, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.
The presentation takes place at Middlesex Middle School, 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien.
Self-advocacy is about enabling and empowering children to direct their own lives. In this age of helicopter parenting, children need to be able to speak for themselves and act as their own advocates.
Greenberg will address how parents can encourage their children to make their own choices and take risks to become more independent. Greenberg, the adolescent consultant at Silver Hill Hospital, brings considerable knowledge from her experience as a psychiatric consultant and her private practice in Fairfield County.
Admission is free but registration is asked. To register, visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org.