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From L.F. If I could add one thing to the note about my younger son’s experience because it says a lot about a young boys’ needs. When I asked him why he thought he couldn’t sit still when the teacher requested it, his response was “because my body told me to move.” Followed by “I was sad that I didn’t get recess because I like to run and I didn’t …

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Ask Dr. Gurian: Is it always wrong to tell a child, “Stop crying!” Or to put this another way: Because I said this to my son when I was raising him, did I ruin his life? Answer: “Stop crying” can be used too harshly and too often, but many times, this parenting strategy builds resilience, strength, and social adaptation. When I was serving on a conference panel to discuss fatherhood …

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Ali McClure  posted a comment on the blog post, Ask Dr. Gurian:  Is it wrong to tell your child “Stop crying!”: A great article. I love the way it puts the balance of two approaches as well as drawing on personal parenting experience. So often as ‘experts’ we are expected to give black and white answers. In reality, the circumstances, people involved and many complex details determine how we should …

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Published on May 1, 2017 Dr. Michael Gurian discusses the development of the teen brain Read more about: SAVING OUR SONS A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys by Michael Gurian Publisher: Gurian Institute Press February  1, 2017  and visit the The Gurian Institute – http://www.gurianinstitute.com/ The Gurian Institute provides advanced training workshops for educators, therapists, and parents. The best workshops come together in the spring, summer, fall and …

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Published on Apr 8, 2015 SEATTLE SUMMIT Keynote address The Helping Boys Thrive Summit in Seattle served more than 700 people and numerous local agencies and sponsors. please see http://helpingboysthrive.org/ Helping Boys Thrive Summit® Parents and professionals today can sense the hunger in boys for innovative parenting and effective education.   In nearly every academic and behavioral marker, boys and young men are struggling.  While some males get to the top …

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