Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax audiobook

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

By Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Read by Allan Robertson

Basic Books, Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478992394

  • ISBN: 9781478992363

Runtime: 8.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A must-read for any parent of boys.” Dr. Mehmet Oz

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Author

Author Bio: Leonard Sax MD, PhD

Author Bio: Leonard Sax MD, PhD

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing family physician, a PhD psychologist, and a speaker for community groups, schools, and professional organizations. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of journals including American Psychologist, Annals of Family Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience, Environmental Health Perspectives, 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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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English