Sep 11, 2019

The Emotional Lives of Boys with David Thomas - Thursday, Oct 3

A Strategic Parenting event

“Why can’t he focus? Why is he always moving?”
“He won’t talk. I can tell he’s struggling, but he won’t open up. Help!”
“How can I help my son experience more success in school?”
“He was so tender when he was young, and now he seems so angry.”
“Is this normal for a boy his age?”

These are questions, declarations and some of the most common cries for help author, speaker, and counselor David Thomas, L.M.S.W. hears every day in his counseling office. They represent the playful, puzzling, passion-filled, sometimes exhausting, fascinating and mysterious journey of raising boys.

Join us as David helps us understand and explore the hearts, minds and ways of boys and the vital role we play along the journey to manhood. We will look at the different stages of a boy’s development and define what he needs from us in each of those stages.

This class is packed full of practical suggestions for how to parent, teach and discipline more in tandem with the way he is designed rather than in opposition to it. Come enjoy some fresh insight and much-needed encouragement on the road to raising boys, from birth through adolescence.


Thursday, October 3

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Free • Public Welcome

Fellowship Hall at Second Presbyterian Church

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David Thomas

DAVID THOMAS, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling ( in Nashville, TN, the co-author of eight books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers) 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


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