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Restarting after a Xmas break with a rant about Raising Girls

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MmeLindor Sun 06-Jan-13 19:03:22

I haven't blogged much over Xmas but my fingers were itching today when I read about Steve Biddulph's new book, Raising Girls.

Would be interested in your thoughts. Have any of you read Raising Boys? I intend doing a blog post on both books when the new one comes out.

HilaryClinton Sun 06-Jan-13 19:36:09

My Dad who has four daughters has just told me about this and an article he read (which I haven't). Apparently it is interesting!

MmeLindor Sun 06-Jan-13 20:09:41

What did he think, Hilary? (I am just pretending that you ARE Hilary now).

Tee2072 Mon 07-Jan-13 09:46:56

I haven't read Raising Boys because I don't read that sort of thing, but I was interested to see that the 'testosterone surge at 4' is an anecdote, not a fact. I always assumed it was a fact, since it's repeated so much here on MN.

I think we're all just raising children and they are all different, no matter their gender.

MmeLindor Mon 07-Jan-13 10:36:07

Yes, that is really interesting, isn't it? I am going to email Prof Steinbeck today and ask her about that.

HilaryClinton Mon 07-Jan-13 12:56:37

I agree that we are raising children, but also think there are some gender 'weighted' (rather than specific) issues.
How does the media create/cement stereotypes.

Dad thought it was interesting, but that we'd discuss properly when I've had a chance to read too.

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