During the past 10 years or so, there’s been an uptick in the number of books and newspaper articles about how young men today are floundering. Fewer young men are going to college than in years past, and of those who do go, fewer are graduating. What’s more, there’s a general sense that young men today are simply unmotivated to seek out gainful employment or start families. Meanwhile, girls and young women are surpassing boys and young men in some educational and professional areas.
My guest today on the podcast has spent his career studying how the biological differences between boys and girls and the changes in our culture and society during the past few decades can explain these discrepancies in achievement. His name is Dr. Leonard Sax and he’s the author of several books, including Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge. Today on the podcast, Dr. Sax and I discuss how gender affects the emotional and intellectual development of boys and girls and what parents and schools can do to help them thrive based on their unique attributes. If you’re a parent, you won’t want to miss this episode.