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Why gender matters : what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences

Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Forget everything you think you know about gender differences in children. In recent years, scientists have discovered that differences between girls and boys are more profound than anybody ever guessed. Recent research shows that girls and boys see the world differently -- not only figuratively, but literally. A girl's retina is built very differently from the retina of a boy. When a girl and a boy look at the same  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Sax
ISBN: 0767916255 9780767916257
OCLC Number: 64189609
Notes: Hardcover ed. of the book was originally published in 2005 by Doubleday.
Description: x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Differences --
Female brains, male brains --
Risk --
Aggression --
School --
Sex --
Drugs --
Discipline --
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, sissy, and tomboy --
Beyond pink and blue --
Afterword --
Extra material: Semantic note on sex and gender --
How feminine are you? --
How masculine are you?
Responsibility: Leonard Sax.
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Forget everything you think you know about gender differences in children. In recent years, scientists have discovered that differences between girls and boys are more profound than anybody ever guessed. Recent research shows that girls and boys see the world differently -- not only figuratively, but literally. A girl's retina is built very differently from the retina of a boy. When a girl and a boy look at the same landscape, they are seeing very different images. Girls and boys hear differently as well. These differences have major implications for best practices in education -- and also for effective parenting. Leonard Sax, a family physician and psychologist, explains why gender matters. Teachers will learn how to encourage girls to excel in math and science and how to get boys to love reading novels. Parents get practical and effective tips about how to discipline a son and different ways to approach a daughter. A wide range of issues -- including drug use, sex, aggression, and risk-taking, are addressed in a reader-friendly style. Ultimately, Sax shows how to recognize and understand these hardwired differences to help every girl and every boy reach their fullest potential. - Back cover.

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