Here is the trailer for my new book, titled Mighty: Equipping Boys With The Skills They Need To Control Their Emotions, Understand Others, And Lead Powerful And Productive Lives. As many of my readers already know, the book had a different title when the video was produced, so don't let that alarm you.
In the book, I start with a story from my childhood, where a group of friends and I find a turtle. We play with the turtle before school starts, and then something unexpected happens.
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I use the story to illustrate the power of empathy, controlling emotions, and critical thinking skills in boys. If my nine year-old self had had the skills I have now, the turtle story would have ended differently.
Here are five interesting facts (backed by research) that I cover in the book:
1. There are major differences between empathy, sympathy, and compassion.
2. Empathy does not cause boys to shy away from conflict. On the contrary, it helps them engage in conflict in more appropriate and successful
3. Before you can teach a boy to regulate his emotions, you must be able to control your own.
4. Improving a boy's empathy ability at a young age improves his job performance later in life.
5. Boys who control their emotions and understand other people have more (and better) friends.
If you are interested in learning more about Mighty, please visit www.maxwachtel.com. You can also provide your email address to be notified when the book is available. As an added bonus, anyone who provides their email address will have access to an advance copy of the book.
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Thanks for reading-- Max Wachtel, Ph.D.