Friday, March 27, 2009


Ok everybody. Here's a Washington Post article on the research-- funded by your federal government -- that confirms what so many people have been saying all along. Longterm-- ADHD meds don't actually help all that much. Yes, you can drug a kid (mostly boys) into compliance but after two years, your son will be lighter, smaller (Yes, it turns out ADHD meds DO stunt your sons growth) and not much will have changed with his attention issues.

The earlier version of this study, which showed strong positive effects for ADHD meds, was trumpeted by BIG PHARMA to parents, teachers, pediatricians, schools etc. etc.

Not saying you shouldn't give your son ADHD med. But understand the risk and the (limited) upside.

PS: Thank God we have reporters and a paper like the Washington Post to publish this. A world without newspapers and you would never hear about this.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reform Jews Love TTWB!

Here's a great review of my book in a very respected publication read by reform jews. I'm so pleased they reviewed it and so pleased my book connected with the reviewer.

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more from Sante Fe

I had an enlightening evening in Santa Fe, giving a talk to a large group of smart empowered parents and teachers who are thinking creatively about how to reengage boys in education. People of good will who want to do what's best for boys without hurting our high performing girls! Here's a story that ran in the paper after my talk.

Being in Santa Fe was terrific and I hope to go back -- I spent a few days climbing up mountains there -- so beautiful!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

TTWB in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Had a wonderful meeting with school officials and concerned parents of boys in Santa Fe this morning. (I'm lecturing on the book tonight here.) These are school administrators who really get it. And they should. Their boys are lagging behind in all four core subjects. Let's hope they can start to make some real changes in their schools.

Here's a cool story the daily paper wrote about TTWB

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The London Times writes about TTWB

Here's an article in the London Times that came out this week-- all about the book.

Seems like the underachievement of boys is of great concern there as well and a whole new crop of parents are figuring out that their smart, capable sons are getting turned off of school.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Yippee!! The Trouble With Boys was named a finalist in the Books for a Better Life competition. And, drum roll here, it won in the parenting/childcare category.

I missed the award ceremony (darn!) -- a swanky Manhattan publishing event-- because I was invited to speak to a group of independent school heads in Texas long before I heard that TTWB was even nominated. The conference was very very interesting but...I never got my Oscar moment. (I'd like to thank my first grade teacher, Mrs. Kiley and my cat, Buttons)

Anyway, here's the link for the award! Yippee

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