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Published on January 16, 2009

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This is a summary with commentary on Leonard Sax's recent book "Boys Adrift". The ideas of the book are summarized and commentary is provided. Questions are posed at the end.

BOYS ADRIFT LEONARD SAX Summary and commentary by Charlie Roy

Context and Author Leonard Sax: an MD and Psychologist Practices outside of Washington DC Natural Interest Author of “Why Gender Matters” Very popular – Washington Post OP-ed

Leonard Sax: an MD and Psychologist

Practices outside of Washington DC

Natural Interest

Author of “Why Gender Matters”

Very popular – Washington Post OP-ed

My personal interest Father of twin boys Attended an all-male college Topic of interest Personal Work as an Adminstrator

Father of twin boys

Attended an all-male college

Topic of interest

Personal Work as an Adminstrator

Chapter 1: The Riddle Chronic presence of disengaged young men Lack of drive College rates 1949 – 70% 1959 – 64% 1969 – 59% 1979 – 49% 1989 - 46% 1999 - 44% 2006 - 42% Not minimizing the issues with girls

Chronic presence of disengaged young men

Lack of drive

College rates

1949 – 70%

1959 – 64%

1969 – 59%

1979 – 49%

1989 - 46%

1999 - 44%

2006 - 42%

Not minimizing the issues with girls

Chapter 2: The First Factor: School Changes in Education Not identifying gender differences Pre-literate focus of Kindergarten Weisenchraft vs. kenntnis Positive Self- Esteem movement

Changes in Education

Not identifying gender differences

Pre-literate focus of Kindergarten

Weisenchraft vs. kenntnis

Positive Self- Esteem movement

Chapter 3: Factor 2 – Video Games Will to Power 12 vs 5 Erodes work ethic Provides needed excitement and challenge There are good games Advice Limit types 40 minutes maximum Provide other activities

Will to Power

12 vs 5

Erodes work ethic

Provides needed excitement and challenge

There are good games

Advice

Limit types

40 minutes maximum

Provide other activities

Chapter 4: Factor 3 – ADHD meds The “Timmy” dilemma Tom Sawyer and ADHD Focus now and no drive later

The “Timmy” dilemma

Tom Sawyer and ADHD

Focus now and no drive later

Continued….. Dr. Gabrielli Nucleus accumbens Dr. Carlezon DLPFC – dorsallateral prefrontal cortex

Dr. Gabrielli

Nucleus accumbens

Dr. Carlezon

DLPFC – dorsallateral prefrontal cortex

Chapter 5: endocrine disruptors Developmental hormones Something is wrong Potomac Orlando Plastics perhaps ? Phthalates Bisphenol- A Damaging the PCAP

Developmental hormones

Something is wrong

Potomac

Orlando

Plastics perhaps ?

Phthalates

Bisphenol- A

Damaging the PCAP

Continued… Sexual development of children Effects on boys / girls

Sexual development of children

Effects on boys / girls

Chapter 6: end results Trade trauma Cultural shift Portrayal of men Changes in women’s literature Examples from book

Trade trauma

Cultural shift

Portrayal of men

Changes in women’s literature

Examples from book

Chapter 7: factor – revenge of the foresaken gods Surviving Cultures and practices Boys look for this challenge Must be managed Can we even define “manliness” any more Sax – Men in service to others Village and role models under attack

Surviving Cultures and practices

Boys look for this challenge

Must be managed

Can we even define “manliness” any more

Sax – Men in service to others

Village and role models under attack

Chapter 8: Detox Pick a good school Truly evaluate ADD / ADHD Avoid Plastics Male Role-Models

Pick a good school

Truly evaluate ADD / ADHD

Avoid Plastics

Male Role-Models

Ending questions Model worth emulating in schools Are schools overly feminized Are gender roles merely social constructs How severe is the problem

Model worth emulating in schools

Are schools overly feminized

Are gender roles merely social constructs

How severe is the problem

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