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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leonard Sax Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781478991786
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “A must-read for any parent of boys.”

    Dr. Mehmet Oz

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian Walton | 2/1/2014

    " Hubby & I both liked this. Great thoughts and ideas on how we are raising boys. Agreed with almost all this author presented. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 1/29/2014

    " This book was fascinating. I couldn't put it down. The information on same-gender schools was very interesting and led me to do more research on my own, and makes me wish that they had same-gender schools (or at least classrooms) here in Utah. If I have boys, I might actually buy a copy of this book for reference (a very high compliment coming from me). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 deLille | 1/15/2014

    " Well worth the read; everyone involved in a boy's life should read this, especially SCHOOLTEACHERS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D'Ann | 1/5/2014

    " Interesting that Dr. Sax references more than once "The Last Boy in the Woods," another pivotal book guiding my child-rearing philosophy. These are both books that guide how I raise my son! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manni Praditt | 1/5/2014

    " For a single mom with a 9 year old boy that has ADD/ADHD and helping him survive school, friends, family...this book brought up great arguments and points of views. The author does a wonderful job with sharing studies and statics in an easy to read book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 1/2/2014

    " This book informed me, frightened me, and gave me hope. There is some very important information for anyone who works with or raises boys. Particularly if you hope to raise them into men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 12/31/2013

    " Started reading this, didn't finish. I borrowed from the library & had to return it--I probably will just buy a copy. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyan | 12/23/2013

    " One of those books that anyone who is raising or teaching boys should read. Sure, some of the opinions are heavily biased, but it was full of vital information for understanding how to raise our boys into happy, productive, healthy men. I'll be picking up Dr. Sax's 'Gender Matters' soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reidjules | 10/14/2013

    " Excellent insight. A must read for any parent of little boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candi | 9/15/2013

    " Loved it. Everybody should read this book. Whether you have boys, girls, or no kids at all. Can't wait to read his others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 4/23/2013

    " Every parent of a young boy should read this. Our culture/society is not set up to support young boys in meaningful ways to foster their development. I believe we see the results all around us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molli | 3/13/2013

    " EVERY parent of a boy should read this book. Very enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Devereaux | 10/20/2012

    " I had to read this book for a class I took this summer. It has some very interesting and unusual ideas. Parents of boys and teachers should read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/31/2012

    " If you have boys in your life, pick this book up! It's a fascinating read, extremely enlightening. Reconfirmed our decision to wait a year to put M in school and to not have video games in our home among many other things. Well researched and interesting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 6/26/2012

    " If you have boys, this is a must read. This book of full of documented facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim G | 4/11/2012

    " Must Read if you have kids or want to have kids. Compelling "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Orfanelli | 4/9/2012

    " Great read...started reading this book since my son was entering kindergarten soon....enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Roberts | 2/17/2012

    " Really intriguing book. I bought it to help with teaching high school students, but found it so helpful as a parent as well, Much of this I have heard before, but he puts it together in a more comprehensive way that I really "got." Worth the read if there are boys or young men in your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mystie Winckler | 12/24/2011

    " MCL. Recommended by Andrew Pudewa in his CIRCE talk on teaching boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrisanne | 5/31/2011

    " Sax seems to present this in an even, non-extremist way. Thus, it is far easier to respect his ideas and consider them credible. However, to avoid being called sexist, one must also apply this to girls of today. Our problem might not be video games, but I'm pretty sure that we do have one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/17/2011

    " This is a thoughtful, interesting book. I think anyone with a son should read it -- even if your son doesn't fit the profile he's talking about, it helps to understand the environment they live in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 5/9/2011

    " Outstanding in understanding current educational/cultural influences which are counter productive to male development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 5/3/2011

    " Very interesting investigation into some trends that those of us who are raising boys will have to deal with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 4/22/2011

    " Thought there was loads of good information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 4/13/2011

    " I thought this book was very informative. I agreed with the author on most of his points. It was hard to read though thinking of my two young boys and how to avoid some of these problems in their futures. A bit unsettling but it has really made me think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malea | 3/29/2011

    " I'll need to read this again when I have a son. Definitely good information for anyone with sons or men in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 deLille | 2/19/2011

    " Well worth the read; everyone involved in a boy's life should read this, especially SCHOOLTEACHERS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 2/3/2011

    " Great book! Everyone with boys should read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/2/2011

    " I think anyone with boys should read this book. Very insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 2/1/2011

    " If you have a SON, please READ THIS BOOK! A lot of GREAT food for thought. After you read it, let's go to lunch and discuss! It's good on audio-I listened to the first half. "

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About the Author

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.