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 […]
Saving Our Sons
This is dedicated to all the Mom’s out there who are raising son(s)! Thank You Mom If you’re a single Mom, you don’t need me to tell you how hard it is raising kids alone. Many mom’s today are filling the role of dad too. They’re likely working a full-time job, taking care of […]
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)!
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 […]
A father doesn’t have to live apart from his son to be absent. In many families the father is physically present, living in the same house as his son, acting as the head of the household, but for whatever reason, his mind and his energy are somewhere else.
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….
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 […]