Sons want structure and authority. They rebel against parents who don't provide them. And do I really have to say that by "structure and authority" I'm not talking about haranguing, berating, demeaning, or beating our sons? Abuse destroys structure and authority.
Here's a helpful article outlining the difference between the diagnosis and treatment of undisciplined behavior in these United States and France. There's much helpful here, starting with the stat that, in these US, almost one tenth of our children are diagnosed ADHD and put on Ritalin or Adderall whereas in France the diagnosis is limited to about one in two-hundred and those who get the diagnosis aren't drugged. (Thanks, Nicole.)