How to help boys navigate teen years

ill sponsor a talk, "Finding The Lost Boys: A Therapist Talks About Teens," by Neal Brodsky on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Y. Mr. Brodsky, a Wilton-based family therapist will talk about challenges faced by adolescent boys, followed by a Q&A session.

Mr. Brodsky will focus on:

• Competition and Individual achievement: How much makes sense?

• Who is raising our kids: The impact of the Internet and Social Media

• Ability and "Disability:" Can challenge be turned into opportunity?

• What happens when things fall apart?

• "Emotional Fluency:" Can boys be taught to communicate from the heart and "stay the course" in relationships? How can they be coached into their own individual genius and wisdom?

• What are the "Invaluable values" for success in life? What are the roles of giving and service to others, creative outlets in the arts, and spirituality?

Mr. Brodsky also has an office in Manhattan and formerly taught the required, six-hour Connecticut Parent Education Program required of all divorcing parents with children under 18 along, with his wife and co-therapist, Judy Gotlieb. He has also co-facilitated violence prevention workshops for men under the auspices of Family Re-Entry.

Information: Gloria Bass, Wilton Family Y, at or 203-762-8384, ext. 207.