SPEAKING OF BOYS
Students, faculty and parents were treated to great insight, humor and advice from boys' expert Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., during his visit to University School to kick-off the Speaker Series. The internationally known psychologist and New York Times bestselling author spent the day at US sharing his insights on boys and what makes them "tick."
In addition to his evening address, Dr. Thompson spoke to juniors and seniors about the college admissions process and ways to keep this often-anxious time in perspective, and to middle school students about friendship and popularity in a discussion based on his book, Best Friends, Worst Enemies.
Dr. Thompson is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School, a school for boys in grades 7-12, in Massachusetts, and has worked in more than 500 schools nationwide and abroad. He is the author or co-author of eight books, including the bestseller, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
. His newest book, It's a Boy!: Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Eighteen
, focuses on the importance of undirected, free play in the lives of boys.