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Boys Adrift Confirms My Observations
April 30, 2016
Many factors that I had already noticed about diffident and unambitious young men of my acquaintance were noted by Dr. Sax here: too-easy access to pornography (leading to unrealistic expectations of relationships with women); excess estrogen in water supplies and diet; lack of valuable male role models; and the "feminization" of the school environment. I have also tutored three boys who were (incorrectly) diagnosed as either hyperactive or with attention deficit. One was dyslexic, and a slow reader, one had mild Asperger's syndrome and the third was merely bored. Video games, for the young men and boys I deal with, are actually a beneficial factor - for truly hyperactive children,and many with autism spectrum disorders, the intense concentration they bring to playing video games helps alleviate their symptoms.