Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men (Paperback)
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Short Description for Boys Adrift 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.
- Published: 01 February 2009
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465072101 ISBN 10: 0465072100
- Sales rank: 22,707
Full description for Boys Adrift
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.