Boys adrift: the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men

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Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. As for young men, it turns out the film Failure to Launch is not far from the truth. Fully one-third of men ages 22-34 are still living at home with their parents-about a 100 percent increase in the past twenty years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college; and for the first time in American history, women are outnumbering men at undergraduate institutions three to two. Parents, teachers, and mental health professionals are worried about boys. But until now, no one has come up with good reasons for their decline-and, more important, with workable solutions to reverse this troubling trend. Now, family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on his vast clinical experience to propose an entirely original view of why boys and young men are failing in school and at home. He argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions-from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms.
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Motivation in education
Sex differences in education
Video games and children
Video games and teenagers
Young men -- Education
title_display Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men
title_full Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men / Leonard Sax
Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men / Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Boys adrift [electronic resource] : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men / Leonard Sax
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