A Field Guide to Boys and Girls: Differences, Similarities: Cutting-Edge Information Every Parent Needs to Know

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Harper Collins, Dec 18, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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  • Are boys more active and aggressive?

  • Do girls talk earlier?

  • Do boys have a harder time separating from their mothers?

  • Do girls have the edge in learning to read and write?

  • Why do boys and girls like different toys?

In A Field Guide to Boys and Girls, Susan Gilbert pulls together all the latest research on gender development into a resource for parents of children from birth to adolescence. In talking to a variety of educators, psychologists, and behavioral pediatricians, Gilbert concludes that there are natural differences between boys and girls.

If parents nurture the areas that may be slower to develop, such as math skills in girls and language skills in boys, they will help their children deal with gender challenges as they grow up.

By combining groundbreaking inquiry with easy-to-use advice, A Field Guide to Boys and Girls helps parents bring out the best in each child.


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A journalist who writes frequently on children's health and development, Gilbert offers child-rearing advice based on the latest research showing that boys and girls really are different. Read full review


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Susan Gilbert,a regular contributor to the New York Times science section, is a journalist who writes extensively on children's health and development. Her work has appeared in publications ranging from Redbook to Parenting to the Harvard Health Publications. She lives in New York.

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