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At the Y: 'How to Survive the Teenage Years'

The discussion will be led by RIH Director of Curriculum and Articulation Bev MacKay and Oakland Detective Mark Piercy

The Wyckoff YMCA will present the second in a series of informative parent programs entitled “How to Survive Your Child’s High School Years” on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Y’s Lake House, 691 Wyckoff Ave. in Wyckoff.

This interactive discussion will try to help parents understand the academic, athletic, and social pressures of high school, according to a spokesperson for the Y. The talk will be led by Ramapo-Indian Hills Director of Curriculum and Articulation Bev MacKay and Oakland Detective Mark Piercy, the Municipal Alliance Chairperson. 

MacKay will lead a conversation to help parents through the high school years, discussing the importance of having high hopes for children but keeping expectations reasonable in our highly competitive community. Piercy will discuss his experiences with FLOW-area youth and address the current issues of underage drinking and drug abuse among teens.

There is no cost for attending this event. Register by calling the Y at 201-891-2081. For further information, contact Parent Connection Coordinator Kathy Scarpelli at 201-891-1820.

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