Preparing Boys for Life

May 8: Dr. Michael Reichert presents "Boyhood in the 21st Century"

In a talk based upon his new book, How to Raise a Boy, Dr. Michael Reichert reviews what we know and what we are missing when it comes to raising our sons. Building on his research and clinical experience, as well as from other research in boyhood studies and interpersonal neuroscience, his perspective affirms the goodness of boys and offers a roadmap for all those who care for them.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the historic model of boyhood and its developmental costs. 
  • Review key aspects of boys’ lives – their emotional development, the role of friendship and intimacy, their health and wellness, violence, digital citizenship – to grasp some of the threats to their development and the protective role parents and others can play. 
  • Appreciate how a relational approach to parenting, teaching, and mentoring boys can nurture their virtue and strengthen their resilience. 

This event is presented as part of The Haverford School's Best for Boys speaker series, which invites the community to learn about topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys.

"Boyhood in the 21st Century" takes place on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in Ball Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and will include a book signing. Registration is required at >