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

June 28, 2016|
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax
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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.
InBoys 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.
Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a graduate of MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both his Ph.D. (in psychology) and his M.D. He is board-certified in family medicine. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of journals, including American Psychologist, Behavioral Neuroscience, Environmental Hea...
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Title:Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:June 28, 2016
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780465040827

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