Michael Reist is a nationally-recognized authority on the needs of children. He is the author of the Canadian bestseller Raising Boys In A New Kind Of World as well as What Every Parent Should Know About School and The Dysfunctional School: Uncomfortable Truths and Awkward Insights on School, Learning and Teaching.
His most recent book is entitled Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys.
He has published over 100 articles on topics ranging from education, spirituality and parenting to movies, books and popular culture. His newsletter “What Boys Need” reaches thousands of readers around the world each month.
Michael’s work has been featured on CBC Television and Radio, CTV, Global TV, CityTV, TV Ontario, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and the Toronto Star.
He has spoken across Canada to parent groups, public health agencies and teacher organizations on gender differences in learning, the influence of technology on kids and the emotional health of children.
A classroom teacher for over thirty years, Michael now works in private practice where he is a mentor to young people and their parents. He specializes in working with children who face challenges in school and at home due to issues around attention control, high sensitivity, sensory processing and cognitive profiles that do not “fit” within the school environment.