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Michael Thompson

Child & Family Psychologist

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 Michael Thompson Biography

Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a consultant, author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 500 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

He and co-author Dan Kindlon wrote the New York Times best-selling book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He is also the author of Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons and, along with Catherine O'Neill Grace and Larry Cohen, Ph.D., is co-author of Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems and Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Worlds of Children, about which Publishers Weekly declared, "Not since Dr. Spock and Penelope Leach has there been such a sensitive and practical guide to raising healthy children." Along with Teresa Barker, Thompson wrote The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life to help parents understand children's complex journey through school, from kindergarten through senior year. His third book on the psychology of boys, titled It's a Boy!: Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Eighteen, was published in 2008. It focuses on the importance of undirected, free play in the lives of boys. He is currently writing a new book about summer camps and school trips titled Homesick and Happy: How Children Change and Grow When They Are Away from Their Parents.

A dedicated speaker and traveler, Michael Thompson has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's 20/20, CBS's 60 Minutes, The Early Show, and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and US News and World Report and has been a guest on NPR's "Morning Edition" with Susan Stamberg, "Talk of the Nation" with Ray Suarez, and "The Diane Rehm Show." He wrote, narrated, and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary titled Raising Cain that was broadcast nationally in 2006.

Dr. Thompson serves on the board of the American Camping Association and is on the Advisory Board of Parent magazine.

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Speaking Topics
  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys

  • The Nature of Boys

  • Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood

  • The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life

  • Dealing With Difficult Parents

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    Booking fees for Michael Thompson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Thompson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Michael Thompson

Child & Family Psychologist

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Michael Thompson Biography

Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a consultant, author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 500 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

He and co-author Dan Kindlon wrote the New York Times best-selling book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He is also the author of Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons and, along with Catherine O'Neill Grace and Larry Cohen, Ph.D., is co-author of Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems and Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Worlds of Children, about which Publishers Weekly declared, "Not since Dr. Spock and Penelope Leach has there been such a sensitive and practical guide to raising healthy children." Along with Teresa Barker, Thompson wrote The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life to help parents understand children's complex journey through school, from kindergarten through senior year. His third book on the psychology of boys, titled It's a Boy!: Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Eighteen, was published in 2008. It focuses on the importance of undirected, free play in the lives of boys. He is currently writing a new book about summer camps and school trips titled Homesick and Happy: How Children Change and Grow When They Are Away from Their Parents.

A dedicated speaker and traveler, Michael Thompson has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's 20/20, CBS's 60 Minutes, The Early Show, and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and US News and World Report and has been a guest on NPR's "Morning Edition" with Susan Stamberg, "Talk of the Nation" with Ray Suarez, and "The Diane Rehm Show." He wrote, narrated, and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary titled Raising Cain that was broadcast nationally in 2006.

Dr. Thompson serves on the board of the American Camping Association and is on the Advisory Board of Parent magazine.

Michael Thompson Speaking Topics

  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys

  • The Nature of Boys

  • Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood

  • The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life

  • Dealing With Difficult Parents

FAQs on booking Michael Thompson

  • How to book Michael Thompson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Thompson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Thompson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Thompson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Thompson?

    Booking fees for Michael Thompson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Thompson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Thompson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Thompson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Thompson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Thompson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Thompson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Thompson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Thompson for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Michael Thompson generally travels from MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Madeline Levine, Daniel J. Kindlon, Howard Gardner, Ellen Galinsky and Jonah Edelman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Thompson for an upcoming event.

Michael Thompson Speaking Topics

  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys

  • The Nature of Boys

  • Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood

  • The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life

  • Dealing With Difficult Parents

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