bestselling author michael thompson, ph.d.

Gilman’s Wellness Committee invites the Gilman community to what is sure to be an enlightening evening with Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of “The Pressured Child” and many other books on childhood development, on Wednesday, March 8, 2022,* from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium.

*Please note the date has changed from the original schedule.

For more than three decades, Dr. Thompson has worked as a clinical psychologist, school consultant, and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools, and parenting. He has authored nine books focusing on the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood, the impact of summer camp experiences on child development, the tensions that arise in the parent-teacher relationships, and psychological aspects of school leadership.

At his presentation at Gilman…

  • Dr. Thompson will describe the psychological journey that children experience during their years in school.
  • He will remind us that children are almost never judging themselves by grades: They are always monitoring their own development.
  • He will share how children are constantly searching for three things: connection, recognition, and a sense of power.
  • He will illustrate how children find those in many different arenas of school life and how every child is constantly developing strategies for coping with the pressures that he or she feels.

We hope to see you at this informative event!

Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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