Another great FCP Conference today. Dr. Kindlon helped us to identify the social and emotional challenges that boys and men encounter. His presentation also highlighted the destructive patterns for boys that inhibit nurturing skills as adult men. I thought that his talk was humorous and informative. The four hours went by quickly. Personally, I enjoy competent speakers & I especially enjoy getting CE credits, learning something and being entertained all at the same time. Dr. Kindlon provided such an experience today.
I always try to find some provocative question for this BLOG to stimulate further discussion. Dr. Kindlon’s presentation today did not make this an easy task, since I agreed with most of what he said. On the other hand, he made several controversial statements that deserve further comment. For example, while he clearly stated that addiction to Drugs and Alcohol is bad, perhaps he was minimizing the “Internet” and “Video-Game” addiction that is afflicting boys in today’s society. I am happy that Dr. Kindlon reminded us that parents can turn off the electricity before this problem becomes an “addiction” .
Any other thoughts?