Families

Spiritual Poverty and the Death of George Floyd

We’ve all seen the tragic footage: a handcuffed man lies prone on a Minneapolis street alongside a police vehicle, his face pressed into the asphalt pavement. “Please, please, I can’t breathe,” he cries. A police officer wearing sunglasses atop his head casually presses his left knee into the back of the suspect’s neck, ignoring the …

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How does emotional intelligence help end the boy crisis?

You don’t have to be a clinical psychologist to see girls have made indisputable strides during the past few decades. One of the main reasons for their progress is because of their emotional intelligence. Girls develop emotional intelligence during their early socialization process, but it’s not second nature to boys. “There is an ever-widening gap between …

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Surviving World War C

The World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 have, among other things, significantly impacted security and travel. Nearly two decades later, World War C (Covid-19) has changed the way we must now interact, work, play, and educate our children. As a crisis counselor, traumatologist, educator, and social justice advocate, I see families being challenged …

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Why is there a “boy crisis?”

The Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men is a renowned speaker. Warren Farrell, Ph.D, has also written books published in seventeen languages, including two award-winning international bestsellers. Why did he declare a “boy crisis?” To answer such a broad question, let’s first consider more fundamental ones. What has caused …

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What’s the Link Between School Shootings and Father-Son Relationships?

The signs are in bullying incidents and low self-esteem. In increasing rates of teenage suicide. And in the disturbingly frequent school shootings. These “red flags” call attention to one aspect of parenting getting too little attention. The relationship between fathers and sons. The impact of fathers on the well-being and behavior of their children has been …

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