Boys' behavior focus of free GSU program

2013-08-08T00:00:00Z Boys' behavior focus of free GSU programFor The Times
August 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | The Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education and the Family Development Center at Governors State University are sponsoring a free lecture and discussion focusing on boys’ behavior and socialization.

Parents, educators and social service providers will benefit from this free presentation by author and educator Jim Littlejohn from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8, on the GSU campus, 1 University Parkway.

Littlejohn, a renowned educator and author, will present understandable and teachable objectives to successfully address the "why" behind male behavior in school and what schools and families can do to become more "boy-friendly."

Boys’ behavior affects socialization, the learning process, and level of success. The male brain is wired differently from the female brain and without an emotional vocabulary, a boy runs the risk of getting lost in his own emotional abyss, setting the stage for a boy's pain, anger and rage. Littlejohn will also offer concrete and helpful methods to address the issues raised by boys’ behavior at home, in the classroom and in the community.

“Dr. Littlejohn provides effective solutions to the problems parents and teachers of boys face every day,” said Alicia McCray, director of MILE. “We are very excited to be able to offer this program to families and educators in the south suburbs.”

This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call (708) 534-4024 or visit

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