What Boys Need is parent ed topic on Wed., March 2

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on February 28, 2011

Jerry Shapiro, PhD of Santa Clara University

Is America experiencing a “boy crisis?”  Whether it’s a full-blown crisis or not, there is no doubt that boys are falling behind girls in school.  Dr. Jerry Shapiro explores the subject on Wednesday, March 2 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m in the Encinal School Multipurpose Room.  He will discuss:

  • How to talk to boys so they will will listen
  • How to provide more boy-centered learning experiences
  • How to avoid gender stereotyping
  • How boys learn best
  • Myths of boyhood

Dr. Shapiro has been working with parents and families for four decades.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.  He is the author of nine books, including The Measure of a Man: Becoming the Father You Wish Your Father Had Been.  He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the CBS Morning Show.

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