Adam Griffin and Cassie Bryant are joined by Leonard Sax to have a conversation about the differences between boys and girls, how culture shapes and forms them, and what that means for us as parents.
Questions Covered in This Episode:
- Could you tell us a little about your family and your work?
- What has your research revealed about the importance of gender?
- Can you talk to us a little about the differences between boy's and girl's development as well as why you think our educational system isn't making adjustments specifically for those differences? What accommodations would serve our boys better?
- How are screens and video games impacting this generation of boys and what would be some healthy alternatives?
- Where do you see a lack of discipleship or “rites of passage” playing a role in the challenges this generation of boys is facing?
- What impact is culture’s drive to sexualize young girls having on this generation?
- How can parents lead their daughters well as they navigate a culture that rushes them into sexuality?
- How can we help our daughters develop a sense of who they are without their identity being rooted in someone else’s standards especially when so much of our daughter's identity formation has been tied to sexuality, grades, achievements, or looks?
- Why do you think that “self-control in childhood is a far better predictor of success in adulthood than grades in school” and how can we help kids develop self-control?
- How do you see the spiritual leadership of a home as an important aspect of parenting?
- What are some ways that we can pray for you?
Leonard Sax went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both a PhD in psychology and an MD. He is a family doctor who launched a primary care medical practice in Montgomery County Maryland and currently practices in Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including but not limited to; Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and The Collapse of Parenting.
- Shanan: Hebrew phrase, to chisel in stone
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