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A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the classic book about innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with new chapters on sexual orientation and on transgender and intersex kids.
Back in 2005, the first edition of Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls—how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing misbehavior, and failing to help kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax's work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of misbehavior.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Leonard Sax
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By stacy lindsey on 10-04-17

Great and unexpected

I was really surprised by some of the things explained in this book. Some parts were joyously enlightening, while other parts made me uncomfortable because they challenged what I though I knew. I would highly recommend this book to any human, not just parents and teachers.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tim Haifley on 06-18-18

great book

this is a fascinating book containing facts of relevance referencing the similar to Dan differences amongst the genders the human race.

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By Anonymous User on 06-22-18

Clear, Concise. Fascinating.

Why Gender Matters is an excellent example of a book that covers a complex topic in a simplified way to make it engaging all the way through. Points are presented in a very easy to follow manner with a great mix of empirical evidence and real world examples. Narration is also very good.

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