Girls and boys: nature or nurture?

Is it a boy or a girl?” is one of the first questions we ask about a new baby. But is there a hardwired biological difference between boys’ and girls’ behaviour or is it all a question of how society pigeonholes them? How important is gender in child development? How do parents’ attitudes towards gender affect children?

(This is an excerpt from a 60-minute seminar on ‘Raising Girls/Raising Boys’)

You might also like my posts on Differences between boys and girls and Best books for raising empathetic boys and Books for raising confident girls.

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