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The Collapse of Parenting

Dr. Leonard Sax

In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots.

Brain Rules

John Medina

In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes.

Girls on the Edge

Dr. Leonard Sax

Young women are at risk today. In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity and obsessed with grades or Facebook. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities, and more

Boys Adrift

Dr. Leonard Sax

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication

Dr. Leonard Sax Visits The Roig Academy


– Dr. Leonard Sax

kids raising their hands around a table

Dr. Sax meeting with lower school students

The Roig Academy hosted an exclusive presentation for friends and family of The Roig Academy featuring guest speaker Dr. Leonard Sax, physician, psychologist and critically acclaimed author. The event was held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Miami.

Dr. Sax, a sought after parenting expert, has spoken on issues of child and adolescent development in the United States and abroad. The New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks calls Dr. Sax’s first book, Why Gender Matters, “a lucid guide to male and female brain differences.”

Dr. Sax has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, National Public Radio, PBS, Fox News and the BBC, among many other national and international media outlets.

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