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How To Raise A Boy To Be A Great Man – Michael Gurian – 317

By Jayson
November 17, 2020

Did you know when males have an emotive experience, two parts of the brain lights up? And when females have an emotive experience, nine parts of the brain light up? You’re probably thinking, why just two parts with men and nine parts with women? 

If you’re interested in brain differences that boys and girls experience from the time they start school throughout adulthood, you’ll want to check this out.

This week, New York Times best selling author of “The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men” examines the inner life of boys; their physical, socio-emotional, and neurological development. 

Michael believes that to improve male sensitivity in America, parents should adopt bi-strategic and multi-strategic parenting styles and raise boys (and girls) with resiliency, purpose, and doing emotive development that fits their sensitivity.


  • 3:05 Introduction Michael Gurian

  • 5:20 Brain differences in education

  • 10:10 Why men struggle more with therapy than women

  • 21:50 How does empathy work inside the brain

  • 27:00 How to raise boys in this day and age

  • 34:15 What parents should keep in mind when rising girls

  • 41:35 Action Step

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Dr. Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of thirty two books published in twenty three languages.  As a social philosopher, he has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy.  The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals.  

One of the world’s foremost gender experts, Michael travels extensively to provide keynotes and consulting. His engaging and dynamic presentation style, along with the use of case studies, visual aids such as PET and SPECT scans, and interactive demonstrations will help you better understand and assess the needs of both sexes and all genders, and most effectively intervene and work with children and adults from birth through adulthood.

Michael has spoken for the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed Members of the 114th Congress on the boy crisis in America.   A number of Michael’s books have sparked national debate, including THE WONDER OF BOYS, THE WONDER OF GIRLS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, and LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES.


  1. Steph

    This was an amazing podcast and wished to hear more!!!


      thanks Steph, hope you’ve been listening we just hit our 400th episode!


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