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Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94022

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Boys Adrift: Raising Authentic Boys Engaged in School and Life

From kindergarten to college, American boys are less resilient and engaged than they were two decades ago and the gender gap in academic achievement continues to widen. Drawing upon 26 years of clinical experience and scientific research, Dr. Sax will explore how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that impedes the healthy development of many boys today. Dr. Sax will share concrete strategies to help us as parents connect more deeply with our sons and guide our boys to stay engaged - and grow into productive, self-reliant, authentic young men.

Topics include:

  • How much time spent playing video games is too much time, and how do we know?

  • Which video games are OK, and which are not, and how do we know?

  • What has caused the dramatic drop in the testosterone levels of young men over the past 60 years? Why does it matter?

  • What research has been conducted regarding the effect of medications for ADHD on the developing brain?

Dr. Sax is internationally recognized for his four parenting books, Why Gender Matters (2nd Ed., 2017), Boys Adrift (2nd Ed., 2016), Girls on the Edge (2010), and The Collapse of Parenting (2015) – a New York Times best-seller; and has appeared on the TODAY show, PBS, NPR, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC, as well as many other national and international media.

Audience: K-12 public school parents and staff in Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.

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