Janet Sasson Edgette • Sunday All Day
Boys who don’t adhere to standard masculine ideals (who are smaller, slower, less aggressive, not into sports) often find themselves marginalized by peers and targeted by bullies. This workshop will present a comprehensive plan for helping these boys manage teasing, bullying, and social exclusion, learn to value their own skills and attributes, and discover settings where they’ll be appreciated for who they are. We’ll address how boys can deal with their depression and low self-esteem and provide strategies to help families understand when their children aren’t just experiencing what they may think is “normal childhood teasing,” but rather an emotional ordeal with long-term psychological consequences. You’ll also learn techniques for encouraging families to be accepting and supportive of children who are “different,” as well as for working with schools to promote a culture of civility.
Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D., is the author of Adolescent Therapy That Really Works and . Her latest book is The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood.