Education Expert Michael Thompson Speaks At RI’s Lincoln School
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
He is the author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions about Raising Sons, and It’s a Boy!: Understanding Your Son’s Development from Birth to Eighteen. He co-authored Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Worlds of Children and Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems.
A dedicated speaker and traveler, Dr. Thompson has quite the track record, appearing on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20, CBS 60 Minutes, The Early Show and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time and U.S. News and World Report, and has been a guest on NPR’s "Morning Edition" with Susan Stamberg, "Talk of the Nation" with Ray Suarez and the Diane Rhem Show. He also wrote, narrated, and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary entitled Raising Cain that was broadcast nationally in 2006.
The Lincoln School
Ann Sullivan, Head of the Lincoln School found Thompson's visit to be a great opportunity. “It was a great pleasure to re-encounter Michael Thompson in his talk about the important relationship between parents and schools," she said. "He writes extensively about school, camp, and family and is frequently cited for his work on boys, pressured children, and the ‘failed rite of passage--the college application process.’ I also enjoyed being with colleagues across Rhode Island for the first time since arriving at Lincoln School in July.”
The Lincoln School is a Quaker independent college preparatory school for girls, founded in 1884, where high academic and ethical standards challenge students from two year olds through Grade 12 to nurture their special talents and interests.
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