Michael Reist, BA, BEd, MA(T)
Many of the problems we face, both as a society and as a species, are directly affected by how we raise our children. We are all products of nature and nurture combined. The conscious and unconscious lessons we give our children often enhance and improve their human natures, but can sometimes degrade them, too.


He’s back again!!! Michael Reist is one of the highest rated speakers at CNRC conferences.

Here are just some of the comments:
“One of the best lectures of the conference.”
“Would recommend to anyone!”
“The best talk of the conference!”

With pages of evaluations that just said, “Wow!” “Awesome” “Thank you!” “Excellent.” “Spectacular! “And “More, more, more!”, inviting him back was a *no-brainer".

Michael is a nationally-recognized authority on the needs of children. He is the author of the Canadian bestsellers Raising Boys In A New Kind Of World, The Dysfunctional School: Uncomfortable Truths and Awkward Insights on School, Learning and Teaching and What Every Parent Should Know About School. 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, Global TV, CITY TV, TV Ontario, The Huffington Post, Today’s Parent Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and the Toronto Star. His newsletter “What Boys Need” reaches thousands of readers around the world each month.

He is a frequent speaker to parent groups and conferences not only across Canada but also internationally. His workshops on how boys and girls learn differently and the influence of technology on kids have drawn large crowds and enthusiastic responses.

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.