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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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Boys Adrift " . . . is powerfully and persuasively presented. . . Excellent and informative references and information are provided."    JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

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

"Fascinating . . .terrifying . . . Sax identifies an epidemic of lost boys. Luckily, he offers solutions." The Globe and Mail

" Startling . . .like a brick thrown through your window." Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Leonard Sax MD PhD graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of 19, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both a PhD in psychology, and an MD. He completed a 3-year residency in family practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For 19 years, Dr. Sax was a practicing family physician in Maryland, just outside Washington DC. In 2005, Doubleday published his first book  Why Gender Matters; an updated edition will be published in 2017 His second book, Boys Adrift, was published in 2007; an updated edition will be published in June 2016. His third book Girls on the Edge was published in 2010. His fourth book  The Collapse of Parenting was published by Basic Books in December 2015 and became a New York Times bestseller. 
Dr. Sax has spoken on issues of child and adolescent development not only in the United States but also in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland. He has visited more than 380 schools since 2001. He has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, New Zealand Television, and many other national and international media. 
Dr. Sax now lives with his wife and daughter in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He returned to clinical practice, in Pennsylvania, in 2013. His favorite activities are hiking in the woods, and making music with his wife and daughter (he plays piano). You can reach Dr. Sax directly, or visit his Facebook page, via his web site leonardsax.com.

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Basil tree 45
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Disturbing....
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2017
A lot of the factors mentioned in this book are common knowledge now, but it''s helpful to read this book and look at all the evidence. Dr. Sax includes several examples in his book from his patients, all which are helpful. I wish that I could''ve read Chapter 6: Failure... See more
A lot of the factors mentioned in this book are common knowledge now, but it''s helpful to read this book and look at all the evidence. Dr. Sax includes several examples in his book from his patients, all which are helpful. I wish that I could''ve read Chapter 6: Failure to Launch, when I was a girl adrift back in high school. As I went on to college, I did meet several students (boys and girls) who would''ve been more suited in the trades than in college, trying to find something meaningful to do with their lives. I know too many people--myself included--who''ve completed graduate school only to work as a barista or in sales, drifting along because they know they should be doing something important, but they don''t know what.

The video game chapter seems self-evident now, but my guess is that it''s just the tip of the iceberg. Once VR headsets become more mainstream, I think we all (boys, girls, adults established in their careers) will be kissing our motivation good-bye. It''ll be hard living in the real world when a multi-sensory virtual world is so appealing. It''s hard even now for some people to disengage with their smartphones. I know that I took several more days to finish this book because I was wasting too much time on Facebook in the evenings.

Since I enjoyed and learn so much from this book, I''ll be looking forward to reading other books by this author. My kid is 2 now; I''ll update my review in 20 years to let you know if the advice in the book worked.
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Don’t waste your time
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
This book tells you what you already know is wrong with society, but adds some brain science to it. That’s it. Doesn’t tell what we can do about it unless you are a parent who actually will limit the time your kids spend on video games. As an educator, this book did me NO... See more
This book tells you what you already know is wrong with society, but adds some brain science to it. That’s it. Doesn’t tell what we can do about it unless you are a parent who actually will limit the time your kids spend on video games. As an educator, this book did me NO good.
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Jason O.
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6/10
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018
Spends lots of time saying what’s wrong, with few few plausible solutions offered.
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Michael Benker
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Way more than expected!
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018
I''ve been thinking of getting this book for a while and I finally decided to give it a shot. I had heard about Sax before, but I am now completely blown away by the content of this book. The wording is strong. Leonard Sax is not just a psychologist, but a preacher. As he... See more
I''ve been thinking of getting this book for a while and I finally decided to give it a shot. I had heard about Sax before, but I am now completely blown away by the content of this book. The wording is strong. Leonard Sax is not just a psychologist, but a preacher. As he mentioned, "Boys need to meet a man to become a man" and I feel that Leonard Sax is a real man for having written this book in the way he did. I think anyone could benefit from this book, not just parents. I myself am trying to navigate myself out of or away from a "failed launch" and I think this book helps for that purpose.
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Another academic
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2020
As a parent, a person who had a doctorate and a masters degree I found this book both informative and awful. The author spends the first 30 pages congratulating himself on his degrees and telling stories most of us have head and are most likely fake. The rest is spent... See more
As a parent, a person who had a doctorate and a masters degree I found this book both informative and awful. The author spends the first 30 pages congratulating himself on his degrees and telling stories most of us have head and are most likely fake. The rest is spent telling his opinion on things without providing evidence, or if when he does it’s iffy. He might be right. But what truth there is gets lost in his ego and bad storytelling.
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paul belvitch
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A voice in the wilderness
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2017
I am a mental health counselor that works with many adolescents and Dr. Sax assaulted me with facts and data and truth that explains so much that I see in all of the boys I have the privilege to work with. One of the primary pieces of data is the simple reality of... See more
I am a mental health counselor that works with many adolescents and
Dr. Sax assaulted me with facts and data and truth that explains so much that I see in all of the boys I have the privilege to work with. One of the primary pieces of data is the simple reality of boys abandoned by their dads through divorce. Mom''s bring their boys to a male counselor so they can have a male voice and influence. Thank you Dr. Sax for a wider and deeper understanding of the boy sitting across from me (or playing chess with me).
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Wish I Read This 8 Years Ago
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2014
My son is in college now but it took (takes sometimes) quite a bit of pushing and motivation to get him there. I always wondered why he was not more excited about his future. My husband and are both educated and work really hard and in my mind this should have just rubbed... See more
My son is in college now but it took (takes sometimes) quite a bit of pushing and motivation to get him there. I always wondered why he was not more excited about his future. My husband and are both educated and work really hard and in my mind this should have just rubbed off on our son. He has always seen us work, clean up after ourselves, keep our home organized, take care of our things etc. We have always included him in these things and all of the fun things we do because we can afford to. I just thought he would see this and understand this as he matured and he would want the same or even better. I was completely wrong . This child who was taught to help in the kitchen, clean his room and bathroom, and at a certain age do his own laundry seem to have lost all will to even move. Hygiene was out the door, studying became torture, he lumbered to do tasks assigned and then barely did them. His interest was video games and surfing the web. This book answered quite a few questions for me. I only wish I would have read this book when he was in high school. During high school his interest in studying and being good at academics just took a dive. He just did not care. My husband and I tried everything we knew how to try to keep him going. Not everything in this book applied to us but quite a bit of it did. As with anything you read you must use your judgment. I discussed this book with my son and even bought him a copy for his iPad because at his age I cannot force him to do anything but I can share knowledge so he can understand why he feels the way he does some times. The part about video games and other internet interaction really hit home with me. The part about going out and getting hands on experience really hit home with me also. I bought this book for my sister who has a 9 year old son. My hope is that this book will help her keep my nephew motivated.
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A must-read for all parents and teachers of boys!
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
I’m a mom of 2 young boys. One is 3 and the other is 9 months old. I know it’s a little ahead of the game as far as reading this book goes, but I rave to all my friends about the importance of the content presented in this book. Being in the medical profession myself,... See more
I’m a mom of 2 young boys. One is 3 and the other is 9 months old. I know it’s a little ahead of the game as far as reading this book goes, but I rave to all my friends about the importance of the content presented in this book. Being in the medical profession myself, recommendations regarding parenting that come out of no where with no evidence to back them up do not bode well with me. This book is presented by a medical doctor with a PhD in psychology who presents real research to back his recommendations. I can not say how valuable this book is to the future of our young men enough. To understand what drives them and the growing feminization of all things boy will help a parent advocate for their son and hopefully set them up for success at a young age in academia. I highly, highly, highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to help our boys and our society.
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Please read this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2020
I wish I’d of read this book when my son was younger and I was going through the tedious process of getting a “diagnosis”. After reading this book a lot of things make so much sense to me now and I will start applying the advice as soon as I can. Please read if you have a...See more
I wish I’d of read this book when my son was younger and I was going through the tedious process of getting a “diagnosis”. After reading this book a lot of things make so much sense to me now and I will start applying the advice as soon as I can. Please read if you have a son and especially read if your sons school is suggesting he had adhd.
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Warning! Warning! Warning! We are not doing RIGHT by our boys!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2014
This book has changed how I bring up my boys. Already a fairly conservative parent anyway, who homeschools and provides both a healthy diet and lots of exercise, not to mention quite strict about electronic use, I realise that even these are probably not enough to give my...See more
This book has changed how I bring up my boys. Already a fairly conservative parent anyway, who homeschools and provides both a healthy diet and lots of exercise, not to mention quite strict about electronic use, I realise that even these are probably not enough to give my boys the best environment for their growth and maturity. The bottom line is this: plastic bottles for drinking water and soda contain BPA which negatively effect the production of male hormones and messes up their bodies (buy re-usable bottles without BPA), computer games enhances only one part of the male brain but makes the other part shrivel, thus damaging their centres of motivation and real-life connection (going as far as making them prefer simulated, on-line girlfriends rather than the real thing); and the use of ritalin and other behaviour-modifying drugs are so bad, even when "just trying them out", that brain chemistry and behaviours patterns will be altered forever. Yikes, people! Wake up! This isn''t just scare-mongering, but careful and factual brain studies.
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Invaluable - A Wake Up Call
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2016
As a medical doctor myself , but in the UK, I am testament to the emerging trends that Dr Sax has described in his book, and then researched, to understand the phenomenon that is happening with our young boys and men today. His research which has taken place across a number...See more
As a medical doctor myself , but in the UK, I am testament to the emerging trends that Dr Sax has described in his book, and then researched, to understand the phenomenon that is happening with our young boys and men today. His research which has taken place across a number of countries in the developed world has been thoroughly done and presented in a balanced way. I would definitely recommend this book to any parent or adult who wants to begin to understand why our societies are at crisis point regarding the upbringing of our children and youth. I practise in a white relatively middle class suburban area close to London and there is a definite crisis with boys having no little to no ambitions/ unrealistic ambitions which centre around making money very quickly to an almost absence of admiration for any job that would require hard work eg a career in medicine and emerging problems with alcohol, drugs and depression. We can continue in denial that any of these things are a problem for us and that it''s OK to leave our boys with increasingly violent video games that undeniably affect their mental health ( amongst other things that are affecting boys) - Sax puts this in balanced perspective and begs the question - for how long societies can continue like this... The solutions he offers on how to tackle these problems are practical and that we would have to get together in our communities to support our youth. Let us act now to ( try !) and save our sons - we can do it to some extent if we work together. This book is a proof of what''s going on and a wake up call. PS Regarding other reviews - you may disagree with some of his opinions but you can''t deny they are evidence based. Also when he may state some anecdotal opinion rather than fact he makes that clear also.
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Marty Clare
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Now is the time to read this book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2014
Yes the book arrived within the time frame and I have begun to read it. It is very provoking and insightful in relation to exploring the nature of young boys who become young men who become men....and the challenges that they face and how they can if ignored follow through...See more
Yes the book arrived within the time frame and I have begun to read it. It is very provoking and insightful in relation to exploring the nature of young boys who become young men who become men....and the challenges that they face and how they can if ignored follow through into manhood. It saddens me that our boys, our young men and even our men have been drifting for so long.... I pray and hope that this book will help inspire, encourage and activate us as men and women to rise up and take the steps necessary to address this ''drifting'' in our boys lifes.
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Boys Adrift: online sale The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and popular Underachieving Young Men online

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