Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Boys Adrift Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Sax, Leonard Ph.D.        
New York, New York USA: Basic Books, © 2009
 
 
Book 288 pp ISBN-13: 9780465072101    ISBN: 0465072100

 

Synopsis

Family physician, psychologist, and acclaimed author of Why Gender Matters reveals the truth about what’s driving the decline of American boys—and what we can do about it.

If you have children, especially boys or are a grandparent of boys or a teacher of boys, You must read this book. It answers a lot of questions on how to BEST deal with boys, especially as a teacher and why they ‘ boys’ act the way they do, some suggestions & solutions to many of their ‘mis-behaving’ actions.

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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