Helping Mothers be Closer to Their Sons is a book for mothers who love their sons and want to be closer. The book uses Golden’s 30+ years of clinical experience and the latest research to show many things including how boys deal with their feelings in a very unique and largely unknown manner. Moms are elated and relieved when they learn about these differences and eager to watch how their own son might fit in these patterns. Knowing his way to work with emotions makes a moms job much easier. Just imagine the problems that would ensue if someone didn’t know your own way to deal with emotions. It would be very difficult to be close wouldn’t it?

Make your job easier and get closer to your son.

Here’s a short article about a mom discovering her 12 yo son’s ways of dealing with a powerful grief.

Tom Golden, LCSW

Helping Mothers be Closer to Their Sons: Understanding the Unique World of Boys is Tom’s third book. He draws on his extensive clinical experience with boys and men and being a SAHD in the 1980’s when he and his wife both went part time to be sure that one was always in the home. He is well known for his first book Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing which opened the conversation about men and emotions. The book was acclaimed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Hope Edelman and many others. He enjoys giving workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia, having been named the “1999 International Grief Educator” by the Australian Centre for Grief Education. Drawing on thirty years of practical, hands-on clinical experience, Tom brings a gentle sense of humor and a gift for storytelling to both his workshops and his writing. His work and his web site webhealing.com have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report, as well as on CNN, CBS Evening News, ESPN and the NFL Channel. He served as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Commission for Men’s Health.

Tom built the first interactive web site for bereaved people in 1995. webhealing.com. The page houses the internet’s first memorial site A Place to Honor Grief. Both continue to function today.

Tom maintains a private practice in Gaithersburg , MD and also enjoys doing online consultations