On Monday, January 28, at 6 p.m. at Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich, the Chatham PTO will present an evening with Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., titled “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Community, Friendship, Social Power, and Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence.” The community is invited to attend this important event.
Dr. Thompson is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant specializing in children and families. He is donating his time for this event, which is a benefit for the Chatham Community Playground at Chatham Elementary School. All funds raised will directly support the playground project.
Dr. Thompson and his co-author, Dan Kindlon, wrote the New York Times best-selling book, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He is also the author of Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions about Raising Sons, Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children (with Catherine O’Neill Grace and Larry Cohen, Ph.D.), Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems, The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life (with Teresa Barker), It’s a Boy!: Understanding Your Son’s Development from Birth to Eighteen, and Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow.
Dr. Thompson has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20, CBS 60 Minutes, The Early Show, and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report, and has been a guest on NPR’s “Morning Edition” with Susan Stamberg, “Talk of the Nation” with Ray Suarez, and the Diane Rehm Show.
“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Community, Friendship, Social Power, and Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence” will be held Monday, January 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Monomoy Regional High School, 75 Oak St., Harwich. Childcare will be available, provided by the MRHS National Honor Society (if you will need childcare, please email [email protected] with the number and ages of children). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://drmichaelthompsontickets.eventbrite.com or at the door, if available. All proceeds benefit the Chatham Community Playground at Chatham Elementary School.