Melrose Education Forum Sponsors “The Pressured Student” on May 7

The Pressured Student

For parents, educators, and teens, who want to better understand the psychological pressures K-12 students experience during their 13-year school journeys and the support they need along the way.

Dr. Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author, clinical psychologist, school consultant, international speaker, and the author of nine books, including The Pressured Child and Raising Cain. Book signing and sales will take place at the end of the evening.

  • Location: Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS), 350 Lynn Fells Pkwy., Melrose
  • Doors open at 6:30
  • Q&A with Dr. Thompson
  • Introduction by “Raising Cain” filmmaker and Melrose Resident Tug Yourgrau
  • Book signing and sales after the event

Admission is free, thanks to sponsorship by:

  • Melrose Education Foundation
  • Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School PTO
  • Melrose High School PTO

About the Talk
Students often do not judge themselves by grades, yet are continually monitoring their own development while searching for connection, recognition, and power. For his research, Dr. Thompson followed students in independent, Catholic, and public schools. He’ll share stories from the trenches, taking you into student’s school-day experiences, revealing three types of students and how each one’s journey has its own set of pressures. Learn how students manage their school careers and how we can support them along the way.

About Dr. Thompson
Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, best-selling author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. He has authored nine books and leads workshops for teachers, administrators, parents, and students throughout the United States and internationally on the subjects of children, schools, and parenting. Dr. Thompson has appeared on “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, and “60 Minutes,” has been quoted in major newspapers and magazines, and has been featured on National Public Radio. In 2006, he wrote and hosted the PBS documentary “Raising Cain.”

Dr. Thompson’s books, including The Pressured Child:Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life and Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys will be sold after the event.

Learn more about Dr. Thompson at:


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