Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys

An Evening with Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D.


Wednesday, March 4

7 – 9 PM at Seven Hills School


“Emotional courage is courage.”

Seven Hills School invites you to join parents and teachers for an evening with New York Times bestselling author and renowned child psychologist Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. for a discussion on the emotional lives of adolescent boys.

In early adolescence boys are subjected to a powerful “culture of cruelty” which may require boys to adhere to a narrow ideology of masculinity, avoidance of feeling, avoidance of anything feminine, fear of personal weakness. The result may be a boy who is or appears closed and often angry. In this talk, Dr. Thompson will give suggestions to teachers and parents about how to support a boy in the early years of school and how to help a boy remain emotionally open in adolescence.