I’d love to share “ALL THINGS DAVID THOMAS” with you today, so you can get to know a little about a man who is not only an amazing counselor, author, speaker and expert on boys, but truly one of my heroes! If you don’t know David and his work, hopefully this introduction can help you with resources that help you understand a boy in your family better. Whether you’re a mom (or a grandmother) of a boy ages 2-22, David can help!
I found a few goodies today that I want to share.First is a link to download an excerpt of Wild Things:The Art of Nuturing Boys. It’s “hands down” the best resource that I know of for a mom of a boy. I also found a video clip on YouTube from a few years ago where David tells a little about the book. If you don’t have time to watch all of it, I’d love to encourage you to listen to a few minutes starting at 2:33 where David explains why understanding our sons matters.
Years ago, I attended a parenting seminar that was invaluable to me as a mom that Daystar Counseling held in Nashville featuring David who was my son’s counselor at the time. For years, David has walked through extremely challenging events with my family. There were really difficult seasons in our journey that he was truly a ‘lifeline’ for us. At other times, he was more like an older brother to my now young adult sons. As a mom, I told people for years that David is a huge reason I’m sane after parenting two boys as a single mom for over 15 years. In all seriousness on several occasions, I’ve said “should he ever need a kidney, I would gladly give him one of mine“….. that’s how much I owe him.
2009 photo Kim, Graham & David
All that to say, we have benefited greatly as a family from David’s work and his life and it is a huge honor for me to be able to share him with a handful of BoyMamas at the events I host at The Nashville Treehouse. David is an “in-demand” parenting expert and I still pinch myself when I invite him to come and he answers, ‘yes’! If you can’t make it to Nashville to our October 7-8 event, I’d encourage you to follow him at Raising Boys and Girls to find out about other speaking events around the country and their new book releasing soon.
I’m headed to see the last high schooler in my family, my nephew Drew, play football tonight. I’ll get to cheer for my alma mater, Evangelical Christian School (Memphis) and Drew here in Nashville. Have a great weekend!
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