Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.
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Required Reading!User Review - Threesons - Borders
This should be required reading for all parents of boys, all teachers of boys, absolutely anyone who works with or nurtures boys! It confirmed things I've always believed as well as opened my eyes to ... Read full review
Good insight on boysUser Review - Lori - Christianbook.com
This book was an easy read and very informative on how boys are wired as well as what things may affect motivation in boys today. It gave some great practical ideas on how to apply these principles in your own family. I am excited to apply some of Dr. Sax's suggestions in our home. Read full review
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Limited preview - 2009