Why Boys Are Different: And How to Bring Out the Best in Them

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A child psychologist helps readers sort out fact from fiction as she discusses these and other frequently asked questions . . .

  • Are boys really better at science than girls?
  • How can parents stop their boys from fighting with one another?
  • Why do many very young boys refuse to have anything to do with girls?
  • Do boys perform better at single-sex schools?
Dr. MacMillan explains why boys and girls are really more alike than their differing behavior sometimes suggests. However, some real differences do exist, and she discusses the variations that exist between male and female brain structure, differences triggered by hormones, and how these dissimilarities affect both development and behavior patterns. The emphasis here is on practical advice—what parents can do to help children make the most of their potential talents and skills.

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  • Is it true that boys are better at science than girls?

  • How can I stop my boys from fighting with each other?

  • Why won’t my five-year-old son have anything to do with girls?

  • Do boys perform better at single sex schools?
    Sort the fact from the fiction and find the answers to these questions and more in this fascinating study. Discover how boys and girls are actually more alike than they appear and why differences in brain structure and hormones affect their developmental timetables and patterns of behavior. Packed with research findings and practical advice, this book explains how and why boys are different and what you can do to make the most of their potential.
    Dr. Bonnie Macmillan, B. Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is an educational psychologist. She has over 30 years’ experience working in the field of education, teaching young children and conducting and analyzing experimental research on reading methods, learning, memory, and children’s brain development.
  • About the Author:

    Bonnie Macmillan, Ph.D., is an occupational psychologist with many years of experience teaching younger children. She is a qualified primary school teacher and educational psychologist who has worked as a teacher, lecturer, and researcher in several countries, including Canada, the United States, Australia, and England. Her research projects have concentrated on teaching methods and the development of learning and memory skills in children.

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