This is a book for mothers who love their sons, and want to be closer.


What will you get from reading this book?
  • A deeper understanding of your boys and also the men you love
  • Learn the reasons a male’s emotions are less visible
  • Learn the secrets of his emotions and how to see them
  • Discover a new closeness from understanding and loving his uniqueness
  • Discover the three things that drive these differences that impact your sons but not your daughters
  • Get tips for teaching young boys about emotions
  • Learn how to find your son’s safe emotional places
  • Experience the joy of having a new understanding of your son and his joy at being understood.


Research tells us that boys have emotions (sometimes more than the girls) but once they get a little older you stop seeing them so easily. This book gives you the tools you need to see how and why he does this. Once you understand your son it will be easy to see the same dynamics in your husband.


To get a taste of the book we have free excerpts on a blog page that will give you a beginning idea of what the book will be offering.


The bottom line is I have never met a mom who doesn’t love her son. But I have met quite a few moms who would love to be closer. This book is written specifically for them.


 Helping Mothers be Closer to Their Sons

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 different 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