Cutting-Edge Information Every Parent Needs to Know
'A Field Guide to Boys and Girls' is the only book to address the special needs of boys and girls in one volume. Based on the latest research on gender development, it shows that there are in fact natural differences between boys and girls - and how parents can use this information to raise their children the best way possible. Looking at the stages boys and girls go through from birth to adolescence, Susan Gilbert answers the most common questions:
- Are boys more active and aggressive?
- Do young boys have a harder time separating from their mothers?
- Do girls talk earlier?
- Are girls better at reading and writing?
Outlining simply and clearly the differences, Gilbert shows parents how to nurture the areas in boys and girls that may be slower to develop, such as math skills in girls and language skills in boys, and how to deal with the challenges they face as their children grow up.