Parents of boys and young men! We invite you to attend our next parenting workshop on Wednesday, February 22 from 7pm-8:30pm.
Daystar counselor and acclaimed author David Thomas will be speaking on his new book, Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions. While many of our workshops have been geared toward parents of all ages, this is designed for parents and caregivers of elementary through high school boys. Everyone will receive a copy of this book, so there is a $5 registration cost.
What does it look like to raise boys with emotional strength? Boys who have the skills and resources to navigate all the moments of life – from the first day of school to conflict with friends, losing games and struggling with homework, facing challenges and developing resilience.
The global pandemic put a spotlight on the lack of skills most individuals have in place. It’s part of why we saw accelerated rates of anxiety and depression. Emotional skills are learned skills, no different than learning to ride a bike or starting a new sport. These skills will center around the Strength of Emotion, the Strength of Connection and the Strength of Purpose.
This workshop will equip parents and educators, grandparents and coaches, to help kids & adolescents develop three foundational ingredients for emotional health, known as the 3 R’s. You will walk away with questions to ask the boys in your life, practical ideas and intentional practices for building emotional strength in your family.
David is the Director of Family Counseling and has been a part of the Daystar staff for the last 25 years. He meets with clients for parent consults, does assessments with new families and supervises the guys’ staff at Daystar. He is the author of ten books including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son can Build on for Life. He co-hosts the “Raising Boys & Girls” podcast and has become a sought-after speaker across the country.
David and his wife, Connie, have three young adult children and a Labrador retriever named Owen.