I think whether you’re willing to acknowledge it or not, we are most definitely facing a crisis of our young men. From incarceration and suicide rates, to substance abuse issues, to failing and lagging societal metrics, it’s safe (and, extremely tragic) to say that our boys are fighting an uphill battle.
My guest today is Dr. Warren Farrell, the author of The Boy Crisis and many other books written to explore society from the lens of both women and men. Today, we talk about the dangers of lacking structure and purpose, how the “dad-style” vs. the “mom-style” of parenting actually creates awareness and empathy, how dopamine secretion and other physiological responses assist boys and men in doing the right thing, and the dangers and destructive results of “dad-deprivation.”
“Both extremes are very damaging to the children.” Tweet That— Dr. Warren Farrell
Dr. Warren Farrell
His insight is so enlightening when it comes to the dangers of not only what our young men are facing but how that translates into less than desirable outcomes for society as whole. He’s been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, the New York Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal and has proven to be an incredible resource for parents and the young men who seem to be struggling so much.
In his book, The Boy Crisis, he lays it all out there with regards to how our young men are struggling and, more importantly, what we can do about it.
I always enjoy my talks with Dr. Farrell and his incredible insight. I know you will as well.
“Children who do best have two highly involved parents.” Tweet That— Dr. Warren Farrell
- Having the skillsets to be able to confront and to be compassionate
- Discussing the best way to measure success
- Teaching children to be empathetic
- Why social skills are so important for boys
- Fathers are critical in teaching postponed gratification
- How boys benefit from a mother’s involvement
- Is it possible to “have it all” in career and parenting success
- How single moms can get male involvement
“Moms can’t hear what dads don’t say.” Tweet That— Dr. Warren Farrell
Obviously, we’ve been talking a lot about how to serve our young men and I can’t think of a better way to do that than to have an engaged, present father in the home. And, one of the primary roles of a father is to introduce his son to experiences that are going to last a lifetime and serve him well as he transitions from boy to man.
That’s where the Legacy experience comes in. We’ve taken time-tested and proven models throughout the history of mankind and emulated the lessons, experiences, and results that will unequivocally serve your boys as they become men.
I just talked with our event coordinator, Chris Gachko, yesterday and we only have 2 spots remaining for our only Legacy event of the year. If you have a son between the ages of 8-15, you need to lock in one of the last two spots.
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