Ep. 172. 4 Social Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach. With David Thomas
Equipping our boys with social skills for life!
I am sharing part two of a listener favorite-conversation with David Thomas which first aired nearly two years ago. David is a counselor at Daystar Counseling Center in Nashville, TN., and the author of several books. In these episodes we are drawing from a book he co-authored: “Are Your Kids on Track: 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Kids Needs to Reach.” David’s insights and experience from counseling are relatable and so encouraging!
This week we are talking about 4 social milestones our sons need to reach, as well as the main stumbling blocks that get in the way. (If you missed it, be sure to go back to last week’s conversation about the 4 emotional milestones!) I think you’ll end this conversation with some new tools and inspiration to help make sure your son is on track socially!
Book: Are My Kids on Track: 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, by David Thomas, Sissy Goff, and Melissa Travathan
(New this summer:) Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son can Build on for Life
SOCIAL MILESTONES David Talks about in the episode:
2. Reciprocity (“give and take”)
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More about David:
DAVID THOMAS, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling (daystarcounseling.com) in Nashville, TN, the co-author of eight books, including his newest book: Raising Emotionally Strong Boys, and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own with Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country.
He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can follow him on social media at raisingboysandgirls and find the latest parenting resources at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.
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