Dr. Leonard Sax 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. A leading proponent of single-sex education, Dr. Sax points out that parents and teachers would do better to recognize, understand, and make use of the biological differences that make a girl a girl and a boy a boy.
©2005 Leonard Sax; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
"[Sax's] readable prose...makes this book accessible to a range of readers." (Publishers Weekly)
"The book is thought-provoking, and Sax explains well the science behind his assertions....A worthy read for those who care about how best to prepare children for the challenges they face on the path to adulthood." (Scientific American)
Very insightful, clear, and non-technical. I've recommended it to parents and pediatricians. Even though each of the ideas presented is not 100% proven, developmental psychology usually is not. Many are compelling and this book changed my outlook on many aspects of child rearing and education.
I don't have any children of my own but I'm going out with a woman who has two teenage girls (11 and 13). Being the only guy in the household and always seeking to understand better the dynamics between boys and girls I found this book very very helpful and insightful.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is having to raise or deal with young people in today's society.
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