Helping Boys Thrive At School

Helping Boys Thrive
At School:

Overcoming Setbacks, Building Confidence, and Cultivating Resilience 

With Susan Stiffelman, MFT and Maggie Dent

A special session for parents of little boys, teens, and those tricky middle schoolers!

Does your son's restlessness, lack of focus, or impulsivity frequently get him in trouble at school?

Does your son experience constant frustration around academics...or has he stopped trying to do well?

Does he hide his emotional side, even when he's feeling vulnerable and needs support?

Boys are far more likely than girls to be diagnosed with learning disabilities, face disciplinary measures, or drop out of school prematurely.

That's because their needs are often overlooked, or demands are made that are developmentally unrealistic.

With the right support, we can ensure that our boys thrive in school settings with confidence and enthusiasm, rather than simply seeing their challenges as problems to be solved.

Join Susan and Maggie for tools that will help your boys do well emotionally, behaviorally and academically.

This session is relevant for parents of young boys through young adults.

Your Hosts:

Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Susan is a licensed therapist, teacher and parent educator. She is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition.) Susan offers global online events for parents on topics like Raising Tweens and Teens, Parenting in the Digital Age, Raising Siblings and Tech-Wise Parenting. She hosts a monthly membership group, a support group with Wendy Behary on Co-Parenting with a Narcissist, and the Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast. 

Maggie Dent
Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favorite parenting authors and educators. She has a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience, and is an undisputed 'boy champion'. Maggie is the author of nine major books, including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release From Boys to Men. She hosts the podcast The Good Enough Dad and the award-winning ABC podcast, Parental As Anything. Her most recent book is Girlhood: Raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard.

This class will include:

  • How daydreaming, forgetfulness, and restlessness communicate hidden messages about your boy's needs

  • How stress undermines a boy's ability to manage difficult behavior

  • How polyvagal theory and neuroscience help us learn to reduce stress and create calm receptivity in our boys

  • Simple brain breaks that help boys stay relaxed, focused and engaged while doing school work

  • How to help boys focus, listen, and follow through (Hint: it involves connection!)

  • Offering relational safety to motivate boys to behave well

  • The magical way that movement helps boys learn and absorb new information

  • Guidance on the tough decisions around when to start boys in school

  • Why shaming impulsive behavior is so ineffective -- and harmful

  • The truth about male fragility and boys' often hidden emotionally sensitivity

  • Why boys’ need support and coaching, not punishment
Is this a live class?
This session was live on April 23. The replay recording is available to watch and listen at your convenience, forever!
How long is the session?
The session is 90 minutes long.
How long can I listen to the replay?
There is no expiration date on the replay recording. It’s yours to listen to now and in the future!
Who will benefit from this class?

The material covered in this class will help parents of young boys through young adults.



Please note:

Class fee is in USD.

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