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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading, February 28, 2005
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This review is from: Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences (Hardcover)
We have a whole library shelf of pregnancy, baby, and now parenting books that my wife has bought over the past few years. I've had a hard time getting the enthusiasm to delve into many of these. However, as the father of a 4 year old daughter and now new twin boys, this particular book looked intriguing. Well, I couldn't put it down. Not only is it well written with engaging anecdotes, but it presents the latest scientific findings in gender research (with lots of footnotes so you can read the studies yourself if you are so inclined) and relates it to the job of parenting. It helps that the author is a family doctor who has seen his share of dysfunctional situations that in hindsight might easily have been prevented with a little knowledge.

The book is more than just informative about gender differences in children - he relates this information to such parenting topics as disciplining your child, gender specific education strategies, dealing with problem children, kids and drugs (both the legal and non-legal kind), and teenage sex.

Even if you don't agree with everything the author says, I think you'll learn a lot by reading this book.
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2008 12:35:56 PM PST
Gregory Moss says:
Thanks for having kids. You and your wife are heroes to me. Too many Americans have opted for self-indulgence rather than raising responsible future citizens. The demographics show a frightening picture. Ciao.

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