Why is it that we are so often led to believe that boys and men must supress their emotions in order to be truly masculine? It is as if the terms “emotional” and “masculine” are mutually exclusive. Our guest today has a different perspective.
David Thomas believes that boys are healthier if they are emotionally strong. He also makes a powerful case that emotionally strong boys become much healthier men – a profound message given the sad mental health statistics for men. David has done extensive research on this topic, and draws from decades of counselling experience.
He has written about it in his new book Raising Emotionally Strong Boys. He shares his insights with us today – insights which will help you raise your son in a way that is mentally, physically and spiritually healthy.
Learn more about David’s work here and on his podcast Raising Boys and Girls, which he co-hosts with Sissy Goff (see episode 4). David is a repeat guest on the show and check him out on episode 8!