Boys Adrift

Boys Adrift

The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men / Leonard Sax

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Baker & Taylor
An updated version of his best seller, Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on his vast clinical experience to propose an entirely original view of why boys and young men are continuing to fail in school and at home. He argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions-- from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms.

Perseus Publishing
Why America's sons are underachieving, and what we can do about it.

Something 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.

In Boys Adrift, 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.


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


Baker
& Taylor

An updated edition examines the possible reasons why American boys, from kindergarten to college, are less resilient and ambitious than 30 years ago, discussing the causes of failure and presenting practical solutions, in a book that looks as video games, teaching methods, prescription drugs, toxins, the devaluation of masculinity and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Examines the possible reasons why American boys, from kindergarten to college, are less resilient and ambitious than twenty years ago, discussing the causes of failure in school and at home and presenting a series of practical solutions.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016
Edition: Revised and updated edition
ISBN: 9780465040827
0465040829
Branch Call Number: 371.823 SAX
Characteristics: ix, 341 pages ; 21 cm

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