What Works? Do we have a “boy problem”? Academically, socially, emotionally, and economically, boys and young men seem to be losing ground. Just ask the increasing number of parents who are finding their young-adult sons back at home with few prospects and fewer coping skills. But is this assessment fair—or accurate? What’s causing the problem and how can we turn it around? Who is getting it right? Separate fact from fiction and gain insight into how best to nurture boys into thoughtful, capable, and responsible men (here’s a hint: Men play a key role!).
“The challenges today’s boys and young men face were also a focus, with Hampden-Sydney College President Christopher B. Howard leading a conversation on raising boys in an era when women often outnumber—and often out-achieve—men on college campuses, and increasingly, in the recession damaged workforce.”