I get questions all the time from moms and/or dads looking for parenting tips about what’s happening with their son. After working with over 2,000 boys during the past 20 years, I’ve just about seen it all! I thought it would be good to share some insight into some of the most common situations […]
From Boy to Man
I want to introduce you to a fine young man who worked very hard to overcome his anger. Ethan’s story is one of eight case studies in Saving Our Sons. The following excerpt is from Chapter 11: Ethan. I hope you find value in this glimpse at the deep benefits of The Quest Project®.
Every quest begins with a question. This was mine: “Why are so many boys suffering, and what can be done to help them?” Here’s a glimpse of how I got my start. The following excerpt is from Chapter 5: The Quest Project. I hope you enjoy!
I am inspired to write about parent alienation syndrome, or PAS, this week after meeting with an adolescent boy who was struggling with his feelings about his dad. It’s not the first time and most likely not the last; I continue to do my part in discouraging this behavior (PAS) in most circumstances.
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 […]
Think about this: When a girl transitions to a woman the “signs” are typically obvious and unmistakable. However, when a young boy begins to transition to a man it can sneak up on you; the signs aren’t as obvious. You know it’s going to happen, but what do you look for?
Moms, this message is specifically for you! What’s Going On I would guess if your son is age 11 to 19 years old you’re asking yourself on a daily basis, “what’s going on with my son?” or “I don’t understand what is wrong with him.” And the answer is “maybe nothing, he’s becoming a young […]
Continuing the story of my life and how my experiences led me to become a counselor by taking my life back. This Isn’t What I Need Initially, my therapy was like talking to a good friend. In fact, I honestly didn’t think it was for me. I saw two different female counselors. Basically, both assured me “everything […]
Continuing the story…I do this work to help wounded, broken boys grow to be successful men. I know how, I’ve been there. Civilian Life, I’m Not Ready The Air Force changed my life and offered the stability I needed. It was returning to the civilian life that still would prove to be a challenge, and I would come […]
Continuing the story of the life that brought me to where I am today, and why I do the work I do to help boys. My Air Force years. I’m In The Air Force Now Enlisting in the United States Air Force was an easy decision for me. I was lost with no direction in […]