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Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax

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THE FIRST FACTOR Changes at School
Your son is five years old. He’s smart. He’s friendly. But at your first conference with his kindergarten teacher, the teacher tells you that your son is fidgety and has trouble sitting still. “He’s not doing as well as he could be. And it’s very distracting to the other children,” she says. She suggests that you may want to have him tested for ADHD.a “There was a boy in my class just like your son, last year,” she says reassuringly. “He was bright, just like your son, but he had trouble doing what was expected of him. We all knew he could do better. He was such a smart boy. Just like your son. The pediatrician suggested Adderall. I’ll tell you something, going on Adderall made a world of difference for that ...

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