I am so excited for a “first review.” I sent the manuscript of Saving Our Sons to a young lady I’ve known for some time. She’s an English major, educator, wife and most importantly a MOM! Here’s what she said about my forthcoming book:
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The headline read: “Rich, Privileged and Unaccountable.” Honestly, that pretty much sums it up. I’m commenting on this case for a couple of reasons. First, because I deal with boys at this age in my practice daily. And secondly, because this is a perfect example of “what not to do” as a parent. The term “affluenza” is […]
Believe it or not, this is one of the most heartbreaking issues I see – teenagers being bullied. What constitutes such abuse…. The Big Six When I thought about this series of articles I decided to focus on the “biggies.” In doing so, I thought about the issues I deal with the most in The […]
We’ve all been raised to believe anger is a bad emotion. We don’t like when someone is angry; and especially when it is coming from our adolescent son. Anger-It’s Real Life I was raised by a very angry father (a rager). The issue for me in my life wasn’t that he was angry, it was […]
It’s hard to imagine 2016 is 2 weeks away. It’s certainly been a very busy 2015; I thought I’d take this time to give an update on my book, Saving Our Sons. Saving Our Sons I have been diligently reading and rereading the manuscript before sending it off to copyedit. I believe Saving Our Sons: A Parent’s […]
Following up on my Facebook comments regarding the essay “Black and Blue” by NHL star Patrick O’Sullivan, I have more to say! Safety is Paramount If you haven’t read the article mentioned above, I suggest that you do. It’s disturbing on so many levels. My priority in this post is to address the importance of keeping […]
Are you tired of the excuses from your teenage son on why the homework didn’t get done? A Piece Of Advice I’m going to “kill two birds with one stone” for you. Based on my experience with the boys I see, homework isn’t his priority, video games are. And based on the parents I work with, […]
I have talked about drugs and alcohol, and some of the warning signs. The next most common issue I see with boys is the overuse of ADD or ADHD medications. Before I dive in and give you my expert opinion, I want to be clear that I am fully aware in some cases ADD/ADHD medications are helpful.
It’s that time of year! Here are some things I’m very thankful for. A Time To Give Thanks First and foremost I am thankful for my family and friends and all the blessings they bring to my life. I have a thriving private practice that allows me to live my mission every day.
In my last article, I talked about “When a Boy Becomes a Man;” what happens when there are obstacles, and there can be many. In the next few posts, I’ll share with you about what I see in my program The Quest Project. Let’s start with the “big one” Drugs and Alcohol. Charles Krauthammer wrote in […]