Boys are expected by society to be mature, responsible, tough, and sensitive at the same time, all the while they get social cues to follow a boy code: never show weakness or vulnerability. From a young age they may hear things like "big boys don’t cry," "shake it off", or "grow a pair". Unfortunately, all this "manning" up does our boys harm. Since feelings are off limits, the only coping strategy they learn is to shut down. This leaves boys and men vulnerable to depression, substance abuse, and worse.
During an engaging presentation, Dr. Price will show you how to help boys become comfortable with their own feelings and respect the feelings of others. Through hands-on exercises, clinical examples, and personal experiences, he will guide you to examine what ‘being a man’ means to you and what messages you want to convey to your son. He will help you clarify the values you want to live by and teach your son.
Dr. Adam Price is an internationally known psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and their families for over twenty-five years. He lectures nationally to parents and educators, and has trained numerous clinicians in family and child therapy. Dr. Price has written for both academic and popular publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, Attitude Magazine, and Psychology Today. Dr. Price’s books He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself” and “The He’s Not Lazy Guide to Better Grades and a Better Life” are published by Sterling Publishing Co.