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.

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 is a sought-after speaker on topics related to gender differences in learning, the influence of technology on kids and promoting emotional health in young people.

A classroom teacher for over thirty years, Michael now works in private practice where he is a mentor to young people and their parents.