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Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Boys at School, From Boy to Man, Generation of Men, Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Tips for Moms, Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

St. Louis’s Clayton Lessor, PhD, LPC to Join

Coalition for a White House Council on Men and Boys

St. Louis (March 11, 2019) – Local expert and author Dr. Clay Lessor has been appointed to the steering committee for the Coalition for a White House Council on Men and Boys.  Dr. Lessor has dedicated his professional counseling practice to the study and successful treatment of young boys who are experiencing difficulties in the transition from boyhood to manhood. (more…)

The Quest Project-Men’s Weekend Workshop

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Generation of Men, The Quest Project, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have discovered The Quest Project (an adult version) is as meaningful to men as it is to the adolescent boys.  Imagine a group of men coming together over a weekend to work through issues they feel have prevented them from being the men they want to be!  (more…)

Have We Met?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in ADD & ADHD, Boys at School, From Boy to Man, Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Tips for Moms | 0 comments

My name is Clayton Lessor, PhD, LPC and it is my life’s mission to work with adolescent boys, I have done just that for the last 25 years.  I am a licensed professional counselor, facilitator and author.  I have a new book out titled “Generation of Men: How to raise your son to be a healthy man among men” it’s available on Amazon. (more…)

Announcing-“Generation of Men!”

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in From Boy to Man, Parenting Tips, The Quest Project | 0 comments

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It is my pleasure to announce the release of my new book, “Generation of Men: How to raise your son to be a healthy man among men!” To pre-order your copy on Amazon click HERE! (more…)

Parenting Boys? Todays Challenges

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in ADD & ADHD, Boys at School, From Boy to Man, Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Tips for Moms | 0 comments

I promised you more “sneak peeks” into my upcoming book.  It’s about fathers and sons; insight into the past, present and future of the relationship or lack thereof between them.

Today’s Parent

Today’s parent faces modern challenges.  It is how they handle those challenges that has become super important.  I say that because as society has matured and become more automated, as parents we must be careful to not let parenting become “automated.” (more…)

Feelings of Gratitude and Thanks

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s that time of year!  A time to give thanks and reflect.

Thankful and Grateful

First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and friends and all the blessings they bring to my life.  This year was especially difficult on my best friend Pinot (dachshund) he underwent his fifth back surgery that left him unable to walk.  I’m thrilled to say after months of therapy and lots of love, he is walking again!  (more…)

Giving Your Son Permission to Cry

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Boys at School, From Boy to Man, Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Tips for Moms | 0 comments

Has anyone ever said to you “maybe you just need a good cry?”  In the therapy field we call those “cleansing tears!”  Bottom line is it’s okay to cry; and frankly, it can be very good for you especially when you’re grieving.  And guess what, kids feel grief and need to grieve too!

The Grief Recovery Institute Definition

“Grief is the normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or change of any kind.  Of itself, grief is neither a pathological condition nor a personality disorder.  Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior.”

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Help Your Son Replace Anger With Joy!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in ADD & ADHD, Boys at School, From Boy to Man, Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Tips for Moms | 0 comments

If I had a dollar for every time a parent said to me “my son is so angry” I’d be rich! 

Anger-It’s a Part of Life

I was raised by a very angry father (he raged).  The issue for me in my life wasn’t that he was angry, it was how he handled the anger.  And so, for a kid who was the brunt of someone’s anger this may sound odd.  Anger is not a bad emotion, it is one of “The Big 4” (mad, sad, glad and afraid).  It is what you do with the anger that makes all the difference. (more…)

The Father-Son Relationship

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in ADD & ADHD, Boys at School, From Boy to Man, Parenting Tips, Saving Our Sons, The Quest Project, Tips for Moms | 0 comments

Every now and then in my program, The Quest Project, a boy will say something that makes what I do the best job in the world!

Likely if you read my newsletters you know I talk a lot about the Industrial Revolution and how it drastically changed families.  Particularly the relationships between father and son. (more…)