Teenage boys and their anger

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Teenage boys and their anger

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Anger and teenage boys go hand-in-hand sometimes. It's one of these things that is a really important piece to understand. It isn't, usually, a mom's fault. I get a lot of moms coming to me and saying, "My son is really angry at me. Why is he so angry at me all the time?" Well, he's probably not angry at you, he thinks that people don't really understand them. Teenage boys, it's one of the toughest times of our entire lives. People ask me all the time, "How do you keep them from being socially retarded?" I tell them, "They are socially retarded, we all were." That's one of the things that becomes an important part of that understanding. It isn't a mom versus a son, I think the difficulty is allowing your son to speak when they are angry and give them some time to cool off. When you are dealing with them and confronting them immediately, is when you are going to have problems. Just bide some time. Allow him that time. They will begin to speak to you more freely, and more often.

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Rob Kodama

Director of Admissions & Marketing, Crespi Carmelite High School

Mr. Kodama has been a Certified Gurian Trainer since 2007. He is the Director of Admissions, Marketing, and Public Relations at Crespi Carmelite High School. He is also the head soccer coach and the Director of K-sports Soccer Camps. He has been involved in the educational field since 1991.  In his role as the Director of Admissions he has increased enrollment at Crespi Carmelite High School nearly 20% within his first five years. He has taught a revolutionary course called ”Becoming a Man” to seniors at Crespi Carmelite High School for the past eight years. In this innovative class, he challenges his students to look at what it truly means to become a man in our society. He explores what their roles are as sons, brothers, fathers, husbands, and mentors. He has presented this class at the Gurian Institute in Colorado Springs. He has served as the social studies department chair, and taught World Cultural Geography, US History, AP Macroeconomics, Micro Economics, and World History.

As a certified trainer and teacher, Mr. Kodama brings a wide variety of experience working with children, parents, students, and athletes. He has been training parents and schools about how boys and girls learn differently and how to help them succeed in school since 2007. He was recently the Keynote Speaker at Pierce College in Woodland Hills for the Early Childhood Development program. He has presented numerous times at The Gurian Summer Institute in Colorado Springs, and has worked with the following schools: Berkeley School, Crossroads Christian, Serra High School, Encino Presbyterian Children’s Center, St. Mel’s School, Kirk of the Valley School, Laurel Hall, Weekday Preschool, Young Oak Kim Academy, Our Lady of Malibu, Palma High School, and Army Navy Academy.

As a coach, he has worked with both boys and girls as young as four, through college. He has been running soccer camps, clinics, and coaching for over 20 years throughout the Los Angeles area. Many of his players have gone on to play at advanced levels of soccer.

He grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He is the youngest of five siblings, and is married and has a seven year-old son and six year-old daughter.

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