February 3, 2020



These days, I’m hearing fewer and fewer pastors, school-teachers, and youth workers praising parents for doing a great job with their kids. And more and more I’m reading research that laments the loss of absolutes, the lack of discipline, and increase in entitlement, and the decline in mental health among our children and teens. One of the clear causal factors feeding these trends is a decline in effective parenting. But there is hope. Christian parents can break out of the cultural flow and reassert their authority in ways that will lead kids to healthy spiritual, physical, and emotional growth. Join as we chat with one of the most insightful voices guiding us into an understanding of what it means to parent well, Dr. Leonard Sax, as we chat with him about his best-selling book, The Collapse of Parenting, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.

Download the podcast as an .mp3 by clicking here.
RSS FEED – click here.
Access from iTunes.

Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:


Dr. Leonard Sax – website
Dr. Leonard Sax – bio
Dr. Leonard Sax – books
Dr. Leonard Sax – contact
The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 2019
Video Games and Online Chats Are ‘Hunting Grounds’ for Sexual Predators
Christian Smith

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

Questions, comments, feedback, suggestions for future episodes? E-mail us!