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Boys Adrift
By Leonard Sax

Boys Adrift

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

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Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465072101
ISBN-10: 0465072100
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Leonard Sax

Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax Boys Adrift, Paperback (July 2016)

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

Girls on the Edge by Leonard Sax Girls on the Edge, Paperback (July 2011)

Offers us the tools we need to help girls become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on topics ranging from helping their daughter make decisions, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities, and more.

Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax Why Gender Matters, Paperback (March 2006)

A noted pediatrician and child psychologist looks at the controversial question of biologically based gender differences, arguing that these variations are a biological reality and that they play a key role in the development of personality traits and intellectual and social skills. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Author Biography - Leonard Sax

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals, including American Psychologist, Educational Horizons, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, "The Today Show," "Fox News," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and many other national programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.

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