As an avid researcher, when I detect a shift or change in adolescent behavior, I dig in with the goal of determining the cause. Naturally as the facilitator of The Quest Project-A Modern Day Rite-of-Passage program for adolescent boys my observations are “real time and accurate!”
ADD & ADHD
Why are so many young boys experiencing anxiety? As a researcher and facilitator of adolescent boys I am particularly concerned with the number of cases I see. Adolescents Experiencing Anxiety Generally, anxiety is a term used for nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry. If left untreated, chronic anxiety can lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior. And typically, but […]
I am constantly reading, researching and contemplating the best methods for raising a happy, healthy and responsible adolescent boy. There is always an article boasting “the latest/greatest way.” I am addressing here the subject of competition from the American Counseling Assoc. (ACA)!
I’m sure you remember a few years ago the book that said men and women are from different planets! An interesting spin on the fact that men and women, boys and girls are “wired” very differently. Keep this in mind as I share a recent situation. One of the families I’m working with was getting […]
My name is Clayton Lessor, PhD, LPC and it is my life’s mission to work with adolescent boys, I have done just that for the last 25 years. I am a licensed professional counselor, facilitator and author. I have a new book out titled “Generation of Men: How to raise your son to be a […]
Do you ask yourself “what if?” Are you prepared, or have what I like to call a “Plan B?” I personally go through the exercise of both. I start by asking myself “what if,” and based on the answer I put together my “Plan B!” Learned My Lesson Early Growing up in a house with […]
The wait is over-It’s Here! “Generation of Men: How to raise your son to be a healthy man among men” From Dr. Clayton Lessor, Founder of The Quest Project
I promised you more “sneak peeks” into my upcoming book. It’s about fathers and sons; insight into the past, present and future of the relationship or lack thereof between them. Today’s Parent Today’s parent faces modern challenges. It is how they handle those challenges that has become super important. I say that because as society has matured and become more automated, […]
If I had a dollar for every time a parent said to me “my son is so angry” I’d be rich! Anger-It’s a Part of Life I was raised by a very angry father (he raged). The issue for me in my life wasn’t that he was angry, it was how he handled the anger. […]
Every now and then in my program, The Quest Project, a boy will say something that makes what I do the best job in the world! Likely if you read my newsletters you know I talk a lot about the Industrial Revolution and how it drastically changed families. Particularly the relationships between father and son.