Anthony Dallmann-Jones, a published author of 16 books, including
- GRIT: Entrepreneurial Drive
- Personal & Professional Transformation
- Kill Stress Before It Kills You
- Shadow Children
- Fixing Public Education
has published this story – Crabapple – about a very special year as a showcase for understanding nine year-old boys. Nine is 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.”