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"A passionate plea for all of us to look beyond the confines of the pink/blue tyranny of childhood." —Sunday Times
"Eliot doesn’t take sides in the nature-nurture debate. First and foremost, she is a scientist, not an activist." —Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon.com
“Refreshingly evenhanded...Written in a readable style and organized in chapters ordered by age level, this makes some scientific concepts about brain development accessible to laypeople...Anyone interested in child development and gender studies will be enlightened.” —Booklist
I thought the overall book was very interesting and very informative.
As a subject matter expert, Dr. Eliot could have skipped the research and still written a factual and authoritative book.
Even if boys and girls show small differences in development, Eliot gives tips for parents to decrease the differences.
I was encouraged, by a well-meaning educational foundation, to read Michael Gurian's "The Minds of Boys". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Roy Staples
First of all, I did a postdoc in neuroscience, and I'm the mom of a boy, so I came at this book from a couple different angles. Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. K. Kenyon
In Pink Brain, Blue Brain, neuroscientist Lise Eliot looks at boys and girls from birth through adulthood. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Katie Krezel
Lise Eliot, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, wrote Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sara Sierociuk
I couldn't even get through more than 1/3 of this book. I purchased it expecting to learn about how parents inadvertently steer their children into gender roles, and how to avoid... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Cindy
I thought the overall book was very interesting and very informative. It was a welcome change of perspective after reading the Female Brain (by a different Author). Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Dani
READER BEWARE: This is not typical reading for your average SAHM or SAHD. And to be honest, when I picked this book, I was assuming it would be more along the lines of a how-to... Read morePublished on March 31, 2011 by Jennifer
I got this book shortly before my son's birth, I will say this: if gender issues concern you, read this BEFORE you have the baby. Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by Ariel Meadow Stallings
Lisa Eliot is my favorite author of books about child development. Her books bring academic research to a popular audience in an accessible way but without appearing to patronize... Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by David Yates