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Ep. 162: Raising Emotionally Strong Boys, with David Thomas
Tools Our Sons can Build on for Life
When it comes to understanding boys, David Thomas is someone I have learned so much from. With over 25 years of counseling experience, and having co-authored multiple books, David has a heart for helping boys build the “emotional muscles” that are an essential, yet often-neglected part of a boy’s journey to manhood! Today we get to talk about the practical help he offers parents in his brand-new book, “Raising Emotionally Strong Boys”, and in the companion guide (for boys) “Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions”.
In today’s interview, David defines “emotional healthiness”, and explains why emotions can be difficult for boys to communicate about. He talks about the “3 R’s” that can help boys respond to stress, and so much more! I appreciate David’s compassionate and practical help so much, and I think all parents will benefit from what he shares!
Find out more about David and his team (of people and pooches!) at Raisingboysandgirls.com
And on Instagram: @raisingboysandgirls
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More about David Thomas
David Thomas. LMSW, is the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN (daystarcounseling.com), and the coauthor of eight books, including the bestselling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Are My Kids on Track? He speaks regularly around the country and is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts. He and fellow counselor Sissy Goff are co-hosts of a wildly successful podcast, “Raising Boys and Girls,” with more than two million downloads to date. He has also been featured in publications like The Washington Post and USA Today. His newest book (and first authored alone), Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build on For Life (June 2022, Bethany House), addresses the issues of how to raise your sons to handle difficult emotions and process complex ideas of masculinity. The book’s release is accompanied by a workbook, Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions, designed for elementary-aged boys. Drawing from 25 years of counseling experience, David Thomas explains what’s behind anger issues, anxiety, and depression, and shares how to foster emotional intelligence within your sons by teaching them healthy, constructive ways to express their emotions.
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