Anthony Dallmann-Jones, a published author of 12 books, including SHADOW CHILDREN and FIXING PUBLIC EDUCATION, has published his story of a very special year as a showcase for understanding nine year-old boys, a unique year because it is about this time that a change in brain development seriously begins to challenge current ways of thinking and behaving.
“Nine year-old boys are a special breed,” Dr. Dallmann-Jones explains.
“Around the age of nine the brain’s gray matter actually increases…and with
that comes the ability to think abstractly for the first time. It is a new world
and with it comes an awareness of their own mortality – also for the first time.”