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Michael Thompson – “The Nature of Boys”
March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
Dr. Michael Thompson is returning to Charlottesville! We are excited to present his lecture on “The Nature of Boys!” If you have sons, work with boys, coach boys, teach boys, spend any amount of time with boys, you will not want to miss this!
In early adolescence most boys begin to attach their sense of status to mastery and achievement. They 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 gives suggestions to teachers, fathers and mothers about how to support a boy in the early years of school and how to help a boy remain emotionally open in adolescence.