has invited a nationally recognized author to talk about "the politics of girls' relationships" as part of its ongoing speaker series.
Rachel Simmons will discuss her book, Odd Girl Out: Coping with Best Friends, Worst Enemies and Everything in between -- What Should You do When Your Daughter is the Odd Girl Out? The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
"Simmons’ research and experience with girls makes her a favorite of parent groups around the world," according to a statement from Old Trail School. She will provide parents with concrete strategies and scripts to help kids cope with best friends, worst enemies and everything in between.
Simmons is a best-selling author on the New York Times list and is the co-founder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute, which works with schools and organizations around the world. She hosted the recent PBS television special, A Girl’s Life and writes an advice blog for girls. Simmons has appeared on Oprah, is a frequent contributor to the Today Show and appears regularly in the national media. Odd Girl Out was adapted into a highly-acclaimed Lifetime television movie.
Her book will be available for purchase at the event. To make a reservation, email the school.