Michael Reichert, “Here’s What I’ve Learned About Raising Boys in My 30 Years as a Child Psychologist”:

We know what a child needs to flourish. We’ve just been slow to apply it to our sons. A few years ago, my research team surveyed nearly 1,500 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 in six countries, as well as 1,200 of their teachers, and asked what was working in their education. In their responses, the teachers focused on the details of their lessons, but the boys wrote, often with deeply moving expressions of gratitude, about the personalities, quirks, and gifts of their teachers and coaches. They told us clearly that they need connection to do their best, whether in the classroom or on the field.

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