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

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Boys Adrift

Author : Leonard Sax
ISBN : 9780465040810
Genre : Psychology
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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.

The Collapse Of Parenting

Author : Leonard Sax
ISBN : 9780465073849
Genre : Psychology
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

Empowering Underachievers

Author : Peter Alexander Spevak
ISBN : 0882822829
Genre : Education
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Updated and revised - Spevak reveals his dynamic method that has helped motivate 2000 failing students to perform at or near their full potential.

Why Gender Matters Revised And Updated

Author : Leonard Sax
ISBN : 9780451497772
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 39. 81 MB
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A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the evergreen classic about the innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with completely new chapters on sexual orientation and on transgender and intersex kids. Eleven years ago, Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls--how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing normal behavior (see: the rising rates of ADHD diagnosis), and failing to support kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed drastically, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax's work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a completely new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of bad behavior.

Motivate Your Son

Author : Daryl Capuano
ISBN : 0984945105
Genre : Motivation (Psychology)
File Size : 78. 11 MB
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Help for parents with sons! Daryl Capuano and his company The Learning Consultants have helped thousands of parents motivate their teenagers to scholastic success. Since lack of motivation among teen boys has become epidemic, this book provides specific advice to help your sons. If you are tired of nagging and want to learn how to inspire your children so they can become self-motivated, learn how from an expert. Given the challenges and promises of the new economy, the stakes could not be higher.

The Making Of Men

Author : Dr. Arne Rubinstein
ISBN : 9781922057310
Genre : Boys
File Size : 65. 41 MB
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As parents, we all want our boys to grow up to be happy, healthy and successful. For this to happen, it’s vital we understand their world, their challenges, and how our relationship with them must change as they become young men. Using real-life examples, parenting expert Dr Arne Rubinstein clearly explains the risks teenagers face today, including drugs, alcohol, technology and peer group pressure. He then shows how you can equip your son to make safe and sensible choices. Whether you’re a single mum of a happy-go-lucky eight-year old, or the parent of a troubled teen, The Making of Men is a practical, commonsense guide to helping your son transition from a boy to a young man who is motivated and inspired. ‘Funny, encouraging, gritty and real.’ Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Manhood and Raising Boys

Boys Should Be Boys

Author : Meg Meeker
ISBN : 9781596980655
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 49. 83 MB
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In Boys Should Be Boys , one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys–rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood.

Why Boys Fail

Author : Richard WHITMIRE
ISBN : 9780814420171
Genre : Education
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Originally published: 2010. With new introduction; original foreword by Michelle Rhee omitted from pbk. ed.

He S Not Lazy

Author : Adam Price
ISBN : 1454916877
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He s Not Lazy, and you ll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future."

The Underachieving Gifted Child

Author : Del Siegle
ISBN : 1593639562
Genre : Education
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Why are some gifted children willing to tackle new challenges whereas others seen insecure or uninterested? Why do some gifted students achieve while others become caught in a cycle of underachievement? Are there strategies teachers and parents can implement that promote an achievement-oriented attitude? "The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement" answers these important questions. Although there are many factors that contribute to achievement, achievement-oriented students exhibit four key traits: (1) they believe that they have the skills to perform well, (2) they expect that they can succeed, (3) they believe what they are doing is meaningful, and (4) they set realistic expectations and implement strategies to successfully complete their goals. In this volume, parents and teachers will learn specific strategies to improve student achievement by improving students' attitudes in these four important areas.

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