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Parents as Primary Educators, Part 4 - with Dr. Leonard Sax

In his sixth appearance on the podcast, Dr. Leonard Sax takes on what it means for parents to be the first and most important educators of their children. “Kids are not born knowing what’s right and what’s wrong,” attests Dr. Sax. Accordingly, parents serve the foundational role in the life of their sons and daughters of teaching them how to live well, that is, how to live virtuously. As always, Dr. Sax offers insights that will embolden parents of adolescents and younger children alike to embrace the primacy of their God-given role as their kids’ most necessary and respected role models, while suggesting practical tips for shaping the minds and hearts of their sons and daughters with confidence.

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Dr. Leonard Sax graduated in three years from MIT and went on to obtain his MD and Ph.D simultaneously from the University of Penn. Since 1990, he has provided care for children and adults in a family practice outside Washington, D.C. He has spent more than two decades visiting over 500 schools to research the causes of American adolescents’ decline in academic performance and social-emotional well-being. For the past 20 years, Dr. Sax has led workshops, authored books, and given keynotes to address the conclusions of his research. He has been a guest on countless national and international media sources, including the TODAY Show (five times), CNN (three times), Headline News, PBS, Fox News (four times), NPR’s Weekend Edition, and the BBC. His books include Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and The Collapse of Parenting, a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Sax resides with his wife in daughter in the eastern part of the United States.