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.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
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About the Author
Table of Contents
A Word of Caution ix
Chapter 1 The Riddle 1
Chapter 2 The First Factor: Changes at School 17
Chapter 3 The Second Factor: Video Games 71
Chapter 4 The Third Factor: Medications for ADHD 103
Chapter 5 The Fourth Factor: Endocrine Disruptors 127
Chapter 6 End Result: Failure to Launch 151
Chapter 7 The Fifth Factor: The Revenge of the Forsaken Gods 201
Chapter 8 Detox 227