I found this book to be a very helpful insight into the challenges facing our boys and young men.
For as long as I can remember, we have raised our boys/young men with the mindset of "Boys Will Be Boys", but in this day and age, we really need to pay attention to the "issues" and "challenges" facing our young men.
"Boys Adrift" will help you to realize what they are facing and what we can do to help.
This is one of the best books and overviews of the distressing state of our boys and young men in this country. There's a lot of work to do, but there are solutions, and this books offers up some great ones!
We need to take it seriously how our young men are losing ground and that something has to be done!
I highly recommend this book!
Definitely brings up many topics I want to research further. Bottom line is – there are many factors that affect our boys that need to be considered. Understanding gender differences may not solve everything, but might help in certain (aspects of) cases. I am looking forward to “reading” other works by this author.
Great book for insight on the ways boys think. I teach high school (mostly freshman), and I also have a nine-year-old son. I wonder how much video game play is appropriate, how to motivate my son and male students to want to achieve academically, and how to stay connected with my son. Dr. Sax picks up where Why Gender Matters left off. It's definitely worth the read.
This book is a must read for all parents of boys. It provided many "a-ha" moments for both my husband and I. We recognized in the book so many of the things that baffled us about our own sons. Additionally, we learned a lot about environmental factors affecting children today and how something as simple as a 20 oz bottle can have an effect on kids. We took many things aways from this book and we have started the journey of revamping our home and what goes on inside.
Sax clearly spent time researching many of his points. Best to read this Before your son has started school. Book starts out a little slow, but worth sticking with.
There are definitelly some ideas that initiate deep thoughts, especially when you have a boy (as I do, 11Y old), but I can't agree with some of these assumptions. If PET bottles, drugs and video games were the source of problems, it would be very simple to fix it. However, agree or not, it's good to think about these topics.
We just had a newborn son while I was listening to this book, and even without a lot of sleep, I finished it quickly. It is written and read very well.
I feel quite well read and am a very involved new father, but the material in this book isn't found in many other places, and I'm glad I came across it, for it taught me a lot about the way things are these days- things have changed since you and I went to school, grew up, dated, and all of that- and this book helps to prepare us for the world our kids are coming into.
If you have a son (or daughter), particularly a son though under age 5, but any child , I highly recommend this book. It makes many good points and offers suggestions on how to improve the life of your son- or daughter for that matter, because your daughter is probably going to come into contact with a few.
I couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. Although most of the "factors" I believed to be true before listening, it gave deeper explanations and a good insight into the future of our society.