In “Boys Adrift”, Dr. Sax posits five factors that are leading to the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men: too much freedom, lack of father involvement, overuse of video games and the Internet, poor nutrition, and sleep deprivation. He provides solutions to each problem based on his years of experience as a pediatrician and psychologist working with boys and their families.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for any parent, teacher, or counselor who is concerned about the well-being of boys and young men.
- The book is well-researched, with plenty of scientific evidence to support Sax’s claims.
- Sax provides clear and concise solutions to the five factors he identifies.
- The writing style is engaging and easy to read, making it accessible even to those who don’t have a background in psychology or education.
- The book is a little outdated, as it was published in 2007.
- The author makes assumptions about what boys and young men need without taking into account that different cases may require different solutions.
- Sax’s recommendations for fixing the problem could be seen as conservative and restrictive by some readers
Learn more about the author
Lenard Sax is a pediatrician and the author of Boys Adrift.
“If you’re a parent of boys–or know someone who is–you need to read this book. It’s been out for awhile, but it’s newly relevant with the school shooting in Florida.”
“I highly recommend this book to any parent, teacher, or anyone else who is concerned about the well-being of our boys. It should be read by all people who are responsible for developing and nurturing the potential of our young men.”
“I’m so glad I read this book. It has helped me to understand my son and his friends a lot better.”
“Dr. Sax has done it again! Boys Adrift is an important and insightful book that takes a scientific look at the problem of boys struggling in school and provides helpful solutions based on years of experience as a pediatrician and psychologist working with boys and their families. Anyone concerned about the academic achievement or well-being of young boys should read this book.”