From Diapers to Diploma: A Healthier Way to Navigate Your Child's Path to College

From Diapers to Diploma: A Healthier Way to Navigate Your Child’s Path to College

On April 13th, The Discovery Museums will welcome The New York Times Op-Ed Columnist and author Frank Bruni as he presents “From Diapers to Diploma: A Healthier Way to Navigate Your Child’s Path to College” at the latest event in the Museums’ 2015 Speaker Series.

From Diapers to Diploma: A Healthier Way to Navigate Your Child's Path to CollegeAuthor and NY Times Columnist Frank Bruni

Mr. Bruni joined the newspaper in 1995 and has ranged broadly across its pages. He has been both a White House correspondent and the chief restaurant critic.

He is the author of two New York Times best sellers: a 2009 memoir Born Round about the joys and torments of his eating life, and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign Ambling into History.

Who: Frank Bruni, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist

What: The Discovery Museums’ 2015 Speaker Series event

When: Tuesday, April 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:  R.J. Grey Junior High School Auditorium, 16 Charter Road, Acton, MA

Increasingly, American parents start worrying about college admissions when their children are barely out of diapers. And by middle school, kids have been thrust into the competition for the Ivy League. But that’s a dangerous game, one that teaches kids a curious set of values, sets too many of them up for disappointment and perverts the true purpose of education. It’s also built on a myth: that success hinges on going to a highly selective school. Frank Bruni will talk about a better, healthier way to think about and approach all of this, distilling the research, life stories and advice in his new book Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, which will be for sale after the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; pre-registration is required and can be done online here. Light refreshments will be served, donated by Idylwilde Farms in Acton.

 

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