Boys Adrift (Paperback)
The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Basic Books, 9780465040827, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
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.
About the Author
Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a family physician, psychologist, and author of Girls on the Edge and Why Gender Matters. Also the founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE), Sax is an active lecturer and has appeared CNN, PBS, The Today Show, Fox News, NPR's Talk of the Nation, among many other high-profile media outlets. Sax lives in Exton, Pennsylvania.