The Boy Crisis is Real

Is there a “boy crisis?’ Yes, despite the fact that men still remain in control of most companies and governments throughout the world. Continued male dominance of professions and power is obscuring the fact that boys and young men are struggling — and their struggles affect us all. That, in a nutshell, is the premise […]

Is My Son Ready To Take His Prescription Drugs On His Own?

Prescription drugs are an important part of the lives of many Americans. Children and adults alike take medicines for various ailments and conditions. When children are young, parents take the responsibility ensuring the prescription is filled, and making sure that the drugs have been taken, but when can children take over this role? When can […]

Rescuing Boys Adrift: A Conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax

Where are the boys? Sadly, they are disappearing from the nation’s colleges and universities. A smaller and smaller proportion of boys are going to college. Currently, the student body at most universities in the United States is 58% female and just 42% male. Male students attending four-year colleges and universities today are now significantly less […]

Invest in Families, Not Meds

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We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.      — Dr. Michael Anderson, quoted in the New York Times If that quote doesn’t send chills up your spine, I don’t know what will. Dr. Anderson (and other docs, also quoted in the […]

Best of the Blogs: Boys in the News

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Fridays have traditionally been Best of the Blogs day here at Blogging ‘Bout Boys, a round-up of some the best boy-related blogs on the ‘Net. But this week, I ran across so many fascinating news articles that I’m going to focus on news instead. (Who says journalism is dead?) I first saw Debra-Lynn B. Hook’s […]

Gifted Gender Gap

In New York City, there are more gifted girls than boys — or so one would believe, glancing at one of the many girl-heavy gifted classes. According to a 2010 New York Times, the city’s  population of gifted kindergarteners is 56% female, despite the fact that males actually account for 51% of all students in NYC. […]

Boys & Healthcare

Did you know that… 3 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism More likely to have asthma, headaches and depression, at least pre-puberty. (After puberty, girl experience more asthmatic episodes, headaches and depression than boys.) More likely to experience sports injuries, after puberty? […]

Boys & Healthcare

Did you know that… 3 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism More likely to have asthma, headaches and depression, at least pre-puberty. (After puberty, girl experience more asthmatic episodes, headaches and depression than boys.) More likely to experience sports injuries, after puberty? […]

ADHD: Boys vs. Girls

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konnie asked an interesting question after my last post. She’d heard that boys are 3 times more likely than girls to have ADHD and asked if that was true. So I did a little digging. And discovered that it’s not a simple question with a simple answer. True: Boys are diagnosed with ADHD 3 times […]

Brain Abnormality Found In Boys With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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ScienceDaily (2009-03-18) — Researchers trying to uncover the mechanisms that cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder have found an abnormality in the brains of adolescent boys suffering from the conditions, but not where they expected to find it. For the full story, click here.