This book provides the physiological explanation for alot of the stereotypical gender differences. It is interesting for anyone generally, but particularly if you have kids, it helps to put certain behaviors into perspective.
The premise of the book is very interesting---the juxtaposition of two individuals, who happen to share the same name and several other characteristics, who have dramatically different outcomes.
For as much thought as the author gave to what set the two apart, the author seemed to undervalue the tremendous opportunity/change in his course that came from attending military school.
Yes. It was well publicized at the time, but so much of what came out about this came out later and I did not see it at the time. It will make you angry (to see it as preventable) and make you sad (as you really get to know the individuals).
Good storyteller. The end of the book was a little weak in terms of the telling of the story.
Too long to do that. I listened on multiple car rides. You need to be doing it in hour plus chunks--not 10-15 minutes--particularly in the beginning because there are so many facts and character details.
It does weave it as a story to keep it interesting.
It is a reminder that, while the peaks can be crazy, you cannot forget to take the time (which is tough to do) to lay the groundwork to smooth out, or even avoid, the valleys.
Its simplicity of a solution makes it very doable.
I liked the look at two critical industries as the compelling basis for the theory.
Great book. Easy listen, but definitely worthwhile. You will definitely get your money's worth.
It was realistic and non-judgmental. It recognized that failure and the human condition are part of the process.
Again, that failure is part of the process and does not have to be the end of the process.
Thought-provoking, reasonable, realistic
It dealt with realistic issues in raising young men.
That one has to really consider the long term effects of addressing (non-dramatic) behavioral issues with drugs.
Absolutely. I have recommended this book to numerous people, and also insisted that the head of curriculum at my son's daycare/pre-school read it.
Why Gender Matters and Boys Adrift would be similar in that they are an empirical analysis of child/developmental issues.
Yes. I have listened to Brain Rules. They are both great (and have independent material, so they are both a great read).
Husbands---be nice to your wives!
While having definite opinions on a touchy topic (child rearing), it does it in a non-pushy/non- judgmental way. Really enjoyed the book!
The cooks at the Crevis (sp?). i.e. the cooks at the state daycare.
The personalized sense--which is part of her ability to deliver the message in a non-judgmental way.
I certainly laughed!
Definitely worth it. I am making my husband listen to it as well.
Yes. If was full of interesting and useful information.
Technical and well supported without being dry or difficult to listen to.
I have recommended this (and the related Brain Rules for Baby to numerous people).
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