for boys ages 5-7 & 8-11
From the moment boys are born they hear messages like:
‘Toughen up, son.’
‘Boys don’t cry.’
‘Stop being so sensitive.’
But the truth is:
your little boy is just as sensitive as your little girl.
Shaming boys for their emotions is denying them a part of their humanity: their feelings. When we do this, boys are left feeling emotionally stunted between two feelings of anger and shame. These messages are damaging to their core sense of self-worth because what these messages say is: it’s not okay to be you.
In fact, it actually makes them more aggressive, angry and frustrated!
We want to live in a society where we raise boys to know that being a man means being human and being human means being in touch with your emotions.
In this group, you will give your son the space to:
Master the art of 'being brave'
Appreciate gender uniqueness
Learn he can be both 'tough' AND tender
Increase connection and empathy for others
Identify and explore his emotions
Build coping skills to have a strong sense of self
Increase self acceptance and self esteem
Decrease angry outbursts and aggression
Facilitated by: Kellie Cathey, LSW
When? Every Saturday from 10-10:55 am
Where? The Center for Family Empowerment 602 Willow Street Jenkintown
Investment? $40/week OR $155/month *you might be eligible for partial reimbursement from your insurance company. Please inquire with your insurance to find out.