The Quest Project – An Overview

I’ve talked a lot about The Quest Project®, how it got its start, and some of the issues adolescent boys are dealing with when they come to me.  I thought it would be a good idea to give you an overview of the program itself. This Is How It Begins When a parent reaches out for my help, we start by…

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How Can My Son Be Depressed?

It seems hard to imagine.  Most parents can’t believe their son could possibly be depressed.  What in the world does he have to be depressed about? The “Dad Wound” Of the more than 1,800 boys who have gone through my program, the majority were in some stage of depression.  How can that be, you ask? 

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Saving Our Sons – Review

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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Affluenza Teen – The Treatment Plan I Would Prescribe

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…

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Is Your Teenager Being Bullied?

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…

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My Son Is So Angry!

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…

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“Saving Our Sons” – An Update

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…

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Keeping Your Children Safe

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…

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The Dog Ate My Homework

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,…

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Is My Son ADD or ADHD?

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.

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