Raising boys versus girls

November 5, 2008 4:17:30 PM PST
Are there really gender differences? What every parent needs to know.


  • Teach girls that friendship doesn't depend on exclusiveness.
  • Convince boys at an early age that they are avid learners and sustain that image.
  • Encourage girls to express what they think and feel.
  • Learn about the difference in the learning style of girls and boys.
  • See boy's energy as integral to their development and join them in projects.
  • Make spending time with boys and girls the highest priority.

    Susie Kohl is the author of five parenting books and numerous articles. She's also a regular parenting columnist for Diablo magazine.
    Email: susie@springtide.org