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


Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men Author Leonard Sax
ISBN-10 0465040829
ISBN-13 9780465040827
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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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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