Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys

With the education of boys featuring highly in Jordanian news recently, King’s Academy has the pleasure to invite Jordan’s educators to attend a special, one-day workshop conducted by renowned author and international speaker Michael Thompson, Ph.D., entitled:

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys

In early adolescence, most boys begin to attach their sense of status to mastery and achievement. They are subjected to a powerful “culture of cruelty” which may require boys to adhere to a narrow ideology of masculinity: avoidance of feeling, avoidance of anything feminine, fear of personal weakness. The result may be a boy who is or appears closed and often angry. In this workshop, Dr. Thompson gives suggestions to teachers, fathers and mothers about how to support a boy in the early years of school and how to help a boy remain emotionally open in adolescence.

Dr. Thompson has lectured at educational conferences across five continents and has held professional development workshops on topics ranging from the social and psychological development of children to school culture and parent-teacher relationships. In addition to serving as a consultant to teachers, parents and students at hundreds of schools across the globe, Dr. Thompson has written a collection of insightful books, including The New York Times best-selling Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He has also appeared on various television programs in the United States including The Today ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America.

Click here to listen to Dr. Thompson’s enlightening views at the 2009 Challenge Success Conference.

What: One-day workshop by renowned author and speaker Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Where: King’s Academy campus, Madaba-Manja

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 09:00 to 15:30 (buffet lunch included)

Who: Workshop is open to school heads, heads of departments, teachers, counselors and administrators

Cost: 100 JD/person; schools registering three or more persons get a 25% discount (75 JD/person)

Registration deadline: September 20, 2012

Note: The workshop will be conducted in English.

For more information about the author and the book, click here.

If you have any questions, please email Alia Wakileh or call 06 430 0230 ext. 1016.