Episode 42: David Thomas – Raising Boys

David Thomas is the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN. He is the co-author of 8 books including the bestselling books Wild Things and Are My Kids on Track. As a licensed therapist, he works with kids and parents on all kinds of different topics. 

He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts and has been featured in publications including The Washington Post and USA Today.. He also has his own podcast, Raising Boys and Girls. He speaks around the county on these topics. He has 2 sons that are twins and a daughter.

In this episode, we focus specifically on raising boys. As a mom of 4 boys myself, this topic is extra interesting to me and I am excited to bring you this conversation today!

What we talked about:

4:20- Introduction to David’s work at Daystar Counseling and his family

11:10- The difference of raising boys and girls

15:45- Engaging, discipling, and encouraging boys that is in tandem with the way that they are hard wired

28:35- Rough play and wrestling 

37:15- Communicating with your boys

43:35- Parenting teenage girls vs teenage boys

47:00- Talking with our boys about rough play with their friends

50:55- Advice for talking with boys about their emotions

52:20- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Raising Boys and Girls Podcast

Raising Boys and Girls on Instagram

Raising Boys and Girls on Facebook

Wild Things

Are My Kids on Track?

The Addiction Inoculation by Jessica Lahey

Daystar Counseling

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