Author Michael Thompson to speak on ‘Best Friends: Worst Enemies’
Best-selling author Dr. Michael Thompson has traveled to more than 500 schools around the country to speak on research into the differences between friendship and popularity; to make suggestions about the management of social problems in schools; and to make the case that, while all children yearn for popularity, it is friendship that helps children survive and thrive. Thompson, a psychologist, school consultant, and author or co-author of eight books, will speak to the Sonoma community at large at the Presentation School, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. He will also host two private workshops, one for parents and one for Presentation teachers, earlier that day. Thompson’s books include the New York Times bestseller, “Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys,” and “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children.” He has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20 and CBS 60 Minutes. He wrote, narrated and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary, entitled “Raising Cain,” that was broadcast nationally in 2006. Tickets are $10. To register, visit childhoodfriendships.eventbrite.com/ or visit presentationschool.com for more information. More information about Thompson is available on his website at michaelthompson-phd.com. The Presentation School is located at 20872 Broadway in Sonoma.