Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

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Dr. Leonard Sax's book provides insight into the biological differences between boys and girls and how these differences impact the ways children learn, think, and act.

The Amazon.com summary of Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences says:

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.

It's hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated.

In Why Gender Matters, psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax leads parents through the mystifying world of gender differences by explaining the biologically different ways in which children think, feel, and act. He addresses a host of issues, including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs, and shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations.