Farrell, Warren, author.
xvi, 492 pages: illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Introduction: Is there really a boy crisis?. My personal journey into the boy crisis — PART I: Is there really a boy crisis? The crisis of our sons’ mental health ; The crisis of our sons’ physical health ; The crisis of our sons’ economic health ; The crisis of our sons’ education ; The crisis of our sons worldwide ; Why are we so blind to the boy crisis? — PART II: Why the boy crisis isn’t your fault. The boy crisis: a problem created by a solution — PART III: The purpose void. The path-to-purpose generation gap ; The “hero paradox” value yourself by not valuing yourself ; Why do more marriages fail in countries that succeed? ; How raising our sons successfully in the past differs from raising our sons successfully for their future ; Raising a balanced son in an out-of-balance world — PART IV: Dad-deprived boys vs. Dad-enriched boys. Dad-deprived boys ; Why are Dads so important? ; Rediscovering Dad ; What Dads do differently ; In the event of divorce… the four “must-dos” ; The father warrior: why fathering will be a new male sense of purpose ; DAD Discrimination Against Dads ; The best parent is both parents, but… ; From “cultural shrug” to cultural shift ; Creating Dad-enriched families — PART V: Heroic intelligence versus health intelligence. Heroic intelligence versus health intelligence ; Emotional intelligence and mental health ; Reversing depression, Preventing suicide ; Hidden hazards to your son’s health ; From hurt people hurting people to healed people healing people — PART VI: ADHD: treatment with or without medication. The new neural crisis ; The fourfFaces of ADHD ; The many causes of ADHD ; Natural solutions to restore dopamine function ; Natural supplements for better brain performance — Conclusion — Appendix A: Family dinner night: the five essentials — Appendix B: The boy crisis list: the benefits of Dad, and the dangers of Dad deprivation.
Examines issues challenging today’s young men in the areas of education, mental health, sexuality, and leadership, outlining a comprehensive blueprint for parents, teachers, and policymakers to help boys lead purpose-driven lives.