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!”
Peter McGennis is a filmmaker/producer from New York. He is underway with the filming of his new documentary “Within Reach (working title).” He invited me and The Quest Project to be a part of this very exciting new film! It was an experience I’ll never forget! Here’s a Glimpse Here are a few fun photos […]
Art Holiday has a rich history as one of St. Louis finest reporters. When he asked to do a story on The Quest Project, I was honored. However, I first needed permission from both the boys and their parents; once we all agreed I humbly accepted and invited him to group!
Admittedly I was a bit apprehensive allowing a reporter to “sit in” a Quest Project group. However Jeanette Cooperman of St. Louis Magazine has done a truly professional article about what she experienced! I hope you enjoy it. “In Search of Manhood” A St. Louis therapist says we’re making it harder and harder for boys […]
Periodically I like to give you news and updates; a glimpse into what’s going on and what I’m up to! It’s a very exciting time for The Quest Project® and me personally. I’ll start with the updates. What’s Been Going On? We officially launched my second book “Generation of Men”-How to raise your son to […]
Is your son in trouble? If you missed my recent interview with John Pertzborn on Fox 2, you’re in luck; I’ve provided it here! We discuss what boys need, absent fathers, The Quest Project, and what the Coalition for a White House Council on Men and Boys is hoping to accomplish.
I had a very poignant conversation with Jennifer Blome of The Jennifer and Jay Show. We talk about my life growing up with an abusive alcoholic father and how it destroyed our relationship. It took courage, forgiveness and the ability to seek help to turn my life around. We cover it all in this interview!
I recently had a great interview with Aaron Huey, founder of Fire Mountain on his show “Beyond Risk & Back.” Aaron works with “at risk” teens through his residential programs in Colorado. Aaron is a true “man among men!”
St. Louis’s Clayton Lessor, PhD, LPC to Join Coalition for a White House Council on Men and Boys St. Louis (March 11, 2019) – Local expert and author Dr. Clay Lessor has been appointed to the steering committee for the Coalition for a White House Council on Men and Boys. Dr. Lessor has dedicated […]
When I begin working with a family; usually regarding their son, during an initial assessment I can discern quickly if it’s a “shame based” family. Shame based families are about controlling behavior to conform (i.e. shame more to get behavior we want). Whether intentional or unintentional it’s fundamental that we clean that up first. Here’s why….